Stoke Bruerne

We are on the move!

We left Yardley Gobion on Thursday August 4th with the intention of cruising the Avon ring in an “anti-clockwise” direction with added diversions to Sharpness and the newly-opened Droitwich Canals.

Our start wasn’t particularly auspicious. Firstly, the rain on Thursday was quite intense, and secondly, when we did get going Albert’s engine overheated! This is only the second time – the first was in 2003 when we had our first journey in Albert (from Bradford on Avon to Bath). The problem was probably caused by an air lock since once cooled, and refilled, the engine was fine. As a result of this minor problem we only got to Stoke Bruerne Bottom Lock.