Saturday, 8 June 2013

The cup that cheers

After our long and busy day yesterday we decided a short stroll in the sunshine was the order of the day today.  We headed for The Crown Inn at Withybed, Alvechurch and sat in the sun to enjoy a good sandwich and a drink.  We then headed off down the towpath aiming for bridge 59 before Shortwood Tunnel.  As we approached Alvechurch Marina a boat came under the bridge with a lady on the back waving madly to us.  It was the single hander we met yesterday on her boat nb Bleasdale.  She invited us for a cuppa which we accepted.  A very pleasant hour was spent on board - thank you Heather for your hospitality and educating us that Marvel milk is nothing like it was 30 years ago!  We hope to see you on the cut again one day.

nb Bleasdale just through the bridge

By the time Heather had been able to stop (there was a boat close on her heels) it was too shallow to moor

so Chris helped to guide her back to the armco

After a very pleasant hour with good company and a great cup of tea we headed off and Heather continued on her way.
On to bridge 59 where we turned around and headed back to the pub and then home.  A very relaxing and pleasant day.

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