Monday, 30 June 2014

Willow Wren boat goes aground

Kew: Fazeley to Worcester day 1 (Tuesday 24th June 2014)

Hello! I'm back after crewing for Kew for a few days. After taking on diesel at Fazeley Marina we headed for the Curdworth flight on the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.

The poppies were out at the miniature gardens at each of the locks.

Kew looking good as it heads for Curdworth Top Lock.

Part-way up the Aston flight we caught up with three Willow Wren boats with a party of youngsters on board. The last one managed to run aground.

Even with plenty of moveable ballast the boat was stuck for some time before getting free.

As going was slow behind the Willow Wrens the skipper decided to tie up by Rocky Lane Bridge.

Despite the slightly run-down post-industrial feel to the area we had a quiet night.

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