Thursday, February 05, 2009

A short cruise.

In fact a VERY short cruise! Just 20 minutes from Gothersley Lock to the 5 day moorings at Prestwood Bridge. 2 inches of snow fell last night, and there have been snow showers through the day so far, but this should be the end of it for a while. Just as well, with local councils running out of road salt!
It’s supposed to be turning milder, but inevitably wetter, over the weekend.
So today, with not much travelling to report on, I’m doing a “photo post” of our walks of yesterday afternoon and this morning.

Yesterday we set off along the canal towards Kinver, turned up onto the Stourbridge Canal at Stourton Junction, then, after a mile or so, picked up a bridleway which brought us back onto the Staffs and Worcs where we are now moored.

An atmospheric view towards Bridge 34, with mist coming off the water and the sun slanting through the trees.
Devils Den, a boathouse cut into the sandstone cliff.
Panorama of Stourton Junction, using Autostitch
Bottom 2 of Stourton Locks. No-one’s been up these for a while, the ice on the pounds is completely undisturbed.

Stourton Top Lock Bywash runs under the gardens.

There’re some very posh houses around. I wonder if they have a butler to put the bins out….
This morning we walked on the other side of the canal, up into the woods known as “The Million”.

It was a snowy start again.
Wintry canal.
Snowy trees reflected in a pool of unfrozen water.
If you go down to the woods today......

Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be fine and dry, so we’ll make for Kinver, intending to stop there for the weekend.

Locks 0, miles ¾


Bruce in Sanity said...

Don't forget to try the pre-war sausages from the Kinver butchers.


All the best


Geoff and Mags said...

Hiya Bruce
Yup, the butcher has been recommended to us by others, as well. In fact, the whole town? village? is reckoned to be worth the visit. But will certainly get some bangers!