On Thursday (August 11th) we went down Tardebigge Flight. Although the weather was mixed, it rained on and off, and was quite good for locking. We came up Tardebigge several years ago and quite enjoyed it. Single locks are far easier with four crew – a steerer plus three on the locks, one working ahead.

We managed to get down to the Astwood Flight – forty two locks in a day.

We took on fuel at Stoke Prior and the Red Arrows flew directly overhead!

The overnight mooring looking out over the Worcestershire countryside was very pleasant in the late summer sun.