After a bit of a frost (enough to put ice on the canal again), it turned out to be a fine day, but the forecasted wind came up in the evening.
Just around the corner is the pretty Hyde Lock, with a well kept cottage alongside.
After a stop at the services block, we dropped down Kinver Lock and moored shortly after.
The moorings at Kinver are beneath a tall bank (that sandstone ridge again!) and it is all but impossible to get TV reception through an aerial. So I dug out and dusted off the old Kerstan satellite dish. It mounts on a smooth surface with a sucker pad base, or at least it did. It won’t stick any more. There must be a split or nick in the rubber, preventing it from maintaining a seal.
I’m pretty sure you can get magnetic bases for these dishes instead, which would be a better solution all round. An interweb search is in order, methinks.
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