Wednesday we set off in the early morning sunshine past Spring Haven Marina There were plenty of joggers, dog walkers and cyclists along the towpaths today.
We passed the old derelict Hat Factory.
Btw Paul, we acquired a new roof aerial for the dongle en route. (picture below left)
We had to stop briefly to remove stuff from around the prop. Luckily there were two boaters waiting to help their friends down the locks. As we arrived before them they helped us instead. It turned out that the lady was a descendant of a boating family from Sharpness, one of whom had been a pilot on the Severn. On the boat coming up was a man who had been on the working barges on the Severn and Sharpness Canal since he was a boy, amazing. It was fairly hot and we were tired on reaching the bottom lock so we stopped for a well earned salad. Then we carried on to moor for the night at Alvecote.