We filled up and departed. Down the Birmingham to Worcester canal. A tree lined route going through Edgebaston which I liked very much and on. We didn't really see any traffic that afternoon and as time went on we arrived at Hockley Heath for what proved to be a bit of a treat. David fetched the car from Edgebaston, and that evening we met Nick and Lynda (Pub recommender extraordinaire) to have supper at The Boot Pub in Lapworth. Just a smidgeon further on down the flight. Well it was great but totally different from the glorious Black Country pubs he sent us to, they were all great too. We had a lovely evening, thank you Nick for all your help and advice during our stay.
Here is The Boot HERE
The next morning we toddled off to the do the Lapworth Flight. I thought these locks were pretty rickety, nice scenery around these attractive single locks but the workings to my mind were rickety. We met a pretty fit looking pair coming up I would estimate they might have been in their late sixties, he was doing the locks and as we waited we chatted, they too loved going to Birmingham and moor at Calcutt, they go to Birmingham every year, which means that they have done the Hatton Flight, the Stockton Flight all on their own. Phew I say.
|David in full golfing wet weather gear.|
|First half of this guillotine type thingy lock|
|Second half of it.|
|Lovely green weed that beautifully messes with your prop.|
We got to the bottom of the Lapworth and carried on to moor at the top of tomorrows little challenge. Good Oh.