After a day of rain we knew there would be a window today to move as the weekend ahead looked pants. We needed to do a few chores and this was the chance, so we went down the lock and turned in the basin.
We spotted that the mooring with the electric point was free so we manage to reverse Derwent6 onto it.
We had a card and tried it and we were pleasantly surprised that it worked. Al soon had the washing machine and tumble drier going, working through the washing pile, and Del had the water tap on..
2 hours later a job well done, so it was over to the mooring opposite where we could fill with diesel for the first time in 3 months and get a gas bottle.
So happy with our mornings work we went and looked at the River Severn, which did look nice and calm, but we were enjoying the Staffs and Worcester canal so much we wanted to do it the other way.
We grabbed a bacon butty from this lovely café.
We went back up the lock we had just come down and made our way out of Stourport.
Its not long before you're back out into the countryside.
We soon got to our second lock of the day at falling sands.
The next lock is Caldwall Lock.
And Del did mess this one up a bit, he claimed that something had got stuck in the prop.. This really is a pretty lock with its sandstone walls..
Our next stop was at Tesco where it was big shop time. Here you can wheel your trolley right up to the side doors of Derwent6 and unload..
Del took the opportunity to look at the prop, which he was still moaning about, and fair play found a big inner tube wrapped round it.
We then passed the lovely old restored mills.
Next up was Kidderminster lock. This lock seems so weird, because this is the view you get going in, with Maccy D and Pizza Hut smells.
And this is the view going out, such a contrast..
We went up through Woverley Court Lock and moored up.
Tooty was pleased to be out again, as he was stuck indoors in Stourport as the traffic was very busy.. Hopefully lovely and peaceful again tonight..