With Adrian spending time with him mum, I've taken up a very kind invitation to join the crew of Chance. This morning, I drove to Alvechurch where I left the car, and got three trains. The first took me to Birmingham, including the stretch alongside the canal through Bourneville; the second retraced ninety per cent of the route (although without stopping), before going to Droitwich; the third was a ten minute journey to Kidderminster. There I found Chance moored near Tesco.
This afternoon, we made the short hop to Stourport, with just a couple of locks on the way.
Having moored above York Road Lock, we went for tea with Bob and June on Autumn Myst, which is moored a couple of boats away, then went for a walk around the basins, and through the town. There are some lovely cottages down towards the river.
The town has nothing much to recommend it. We did eventually identify a place for dinner tonight, though.
4 miles, 2 locks.