Thursday, 5 September 2013

Dunhampstead and back

Thursday 29th August
Droitwich Spa Marina to Dunhampstead and back
5 miles. 6 locks, 2 tunnels

I am a bit behind, so a catch up is called for! 

A different day out today with a friend, Helen, who we have known for, well let's just say we go back a while!  This is the first time we have tried this route and it is a better one if we want more time to chat and relax!  Yet again we were lucky with the weather - warm and dry with some sun.  There was a boat coming down at Hanbury, so the three locks there did not take long to get through.  No VLK - he was on holiday!

Setting off
 Waiting at the first lock
 Out of the top lock - I think I must have run along to catch up again!
 This was the aim of the day - sitting in the sun relaxing with a cuppa
 We 'chased' this little family out of Dunhampstead Tunnel
 A gloriously rural stretch

We stopped for lunch at the The Fir Tree Inn in Dunhampstead and were able to sit outside in the sun.  A lovely relaxing time before we went a little further along, winded and headed back to the Marina.

 Getting close to Hanbury Turn
 Back to the locks and we did get Helen working!
 We all had a great day out and even Monty was ready for a kip when we got home!

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