The volunteer lock keeper was on duty at Hanbury locks, pity he was not at the staircase locks as when we arrived a first time owner was trying to fill the bottom chamber, with the top chamber paddles all open and wondered why water was thundering over the bottom gates.
|Heading to Astwood locks in the sun.|
|Lovely cottage and gardens at Lock 40.|
|Heading into Astwood bottom lock.|
The M5 culvert was a really tight squeeze, we had plenty of clearance the last time we cruised this way, clearance to the cratch board at the bow was only a few millimetres, good job we had a full water tank and 2 stood in the bows.
|Tight squeeze under the M5 motorway culvert.|
We stopped in Vines Park for lunch, then moved on to moor in Netherwich basin prior to a look round Droitwich. Droitwich is known as a salt town, hence the "wich" in the name, Brine Pumping was common here, hence a lot of the buildings in the old town show signs of subsidence.
|Pimm's time again at Vines Park.|
|Vines Park and Church.|
|The girls on the mike and control desk.|
|They also tried a bit of Brass Rubbing.|