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Thursday
Apr172014

Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal 16 April 2014

Having just spent a very pleasant 5 days with my Mother in brilliant weather down in Poole I returned to "Gemma Joy" to continue my trip. Oh yes I also spent 3 days teaching Mother how to use her new Samsung Tablet and feel sure it will not be long before she becomes an expert.

It was an early start this morning well 9:30am so early for me!!

It was certainly a beautiful day with hardly any clouds in the sky. After being in Stourport for nearly 3 weeks while some work was done on my boat to get it fit for this years cruising and Stan had Solar Panels fitted. This does now feel like the beginning!!

Why is that when you meet another boat coming the other way it is always when you are going through a narrow bridge with a blind bend???

After a very wet winter on the boat it does not take long for me to remember why every year I continue to live on my boat, passing through all this countryside is just so nice. 

First Lock of the day very handy as another boat comes out and leaves the lock ready for me!!Leaving the LockGoing under the Severn Valley Steam Train Viaduct"Gemma Joy" enters the lock by herself!!"Gemma Joy" rises slowlyLeaving the Lock all set for Stan when he arrivesThe old Water Mill now converted into a pubEntering KidderminsterOn arriving at Kidderminster I stopped to do some shopping there is a Tesco and Sainsbury's right next to the canal so very good time to stock up with some of the more heavy items.

A really nice view as you come up the Lock in KidderminsterSomeone been very busy with old tree trunkA photo of me when I was just a bit younger!!