The trip down from Stratford has been great apart from exiting the basin where David had great difficulty keeping the bottom gates closed to start filling the lock. Fortunately Julia arrived to give a hand. My part in the drama was to have got close to the lock gates to give David a hand and then being unable to get into position to enter the lock - I had to go back a fairly long way and get John to pull me around so I wouldn't damage any other boats. I called out to Mick that I thought I'd reverse to Wilmcote instead of going down the river ...
Fortunately, he started to strip off his top - I asked him to do a full Monty to take the early tourists' attention away from my shenanigans.
I just want you all to know that I am tired of being a novice again and I want to regain my competence; so there!
|Not sure where this is but I thought it was lovely - there's that word again ...|
|Some great houses and gardens on the way down the river - a fair bit of money around here|
|See the whitebait stand? Looks just like in Taranaki and on the West Coast.|
The village is very attractive with lovely houses and has the archetypal style of English villages in that some shops are slotted in between houses. And the Budgens supermarket at the end of the village is superb!