I should have asked them what time they had started off this morning, I doubt it was all the way from Worcester as they looked fresh and springylike!
We didn't meet any boats that I remember until we were on the outskirts of Worcester proper. I was walking to the next lock and it turned out to be much further than I thought, but gave me plenty of opportunity to look at peoples gardens. I caught up with a CART workboat and a volunteer who was locking him down. Suddenly they were in the centre of the wide canal not moving.... They'd got something around their prop, I half wondered if David would be able to pass by them.
I carried on past them to the lock and prepped it for whoever appeared first. It was the work boat.
A nice chap volunteer, but I inwardly screamed in horror as he "dropped" the paddle, not a full and dramatic drop but a hand supported drop... I think he noticed me wincing and he said oh its quicker if you hold the bar...
He did come back after the work boat had left the lock and raised one of the heavy paddles for me so he was half forgiven, but only half.
|Part of the run down in between the locks.|
|Finally David coming around the bend after the CART boat had gone.|
|This was the first view of the cathedral.|
|The Armoury right next to this last lock. I really wanted to visit it but of course, it's closed today and tomorrow... same five years ago.|
|Part of the basin, can you feel how hot it is? We decided to moor on this right hand side, my choice for although its in full sun now the tall buildings right opposite later will shade WaL|