Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Hopwood, Worcester & Birmingham Canal

 Left at 0445 and began the 42 locks we did today.  Another lovely day for locking and most of the locks were for us.  Lots of boats coming down the locks, which was good for us.

The ants had been busy at this lock, lots of tiny little anthills.

We met one boat coming down and the bloke told David to pass his boat in the pound!  Not take it up onto the towpath then.

We managed the Tardebigge flight in 4 hours again it began to rain as we got to the penultimate lock.

But it was on, on!  We finally got here at 1345 and went straight to bed.  At 6 we tried to get a meal in The Crown but they don't do food Monday and Tuesday nights, so it was back to the boat and scallops and bead and butter.

While I was still working for Birmingham City Council I made a card for the guy who does the Christmas Lights.  I found some pictures of  street decorations, a Christmas tree and some lights and made a collage on a white card blank.  Then I printed out the electrician onto card and cut him out, adding him to the card with sticky fixers.

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