Sunday, 16 August 2015

Stourbridge to Coven, Coven to Penkridge to Tixhall Wide to Kngs Bromley

Hi all,

A quick catch up.  We moved from Stourbridge to Coven on Sunday where we stopped because the weather was so nice.

From Coven it was shortish trip past the Chemical works to Penkridge and the Boat Inn for dinner on Monday night.  Some fool was in the lock just before the pub and refusing to come up because he was waiting for the water point above.  Simple choice come up or reverse out.  He came up much to the annoyance of his friend the mouthy one in the boat just above the lock. The boater coming up did apologise citing his mouthy mate as the one calling the shots.

Tuesday we pootled along to Tixhall Wide and moored up for the night.  Wednesday, back to Kings Bromley.

That's holiday done, we went out this weekend to Fradley and used the trip to do some varnishing and take the curtains home for washing. Coming back we encountered a 7 boat delay just before the Mucky Duck, mainly due to the volunteer with a bit to do with the branch causing a small leak near the gate bottom collar which the volunteer could have arranged to have removed.  I saw it too late or I would have stopped and had a go.  The volunteer seemed unhappy to open one of the paddles cos it was a bit stiff and wanted to wait to see if a boat would arrive that needed to lock down.  Those waiting weren't chuffed.  Anyway, we arrived back at the mooring and used the opportunity to remove various items we no longer required on the boat including a small drawer set, lots of paint, rope and general detritus of no use to us.