Himley House Hotel
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... it was rather nice again.
The biggest problem with the rain was that it meant there was nowhere to sit, and standing at the back of the boat seems rather odd when you aren't in control of the tiller, plus Carrie moans that she can't see round me.
So we found my parents and grandparents walking down the canal towards us as we reached Hopwas, after a small debate we decided we would pull in and pick them up. It would be hard to outrun someone on ...
... so despite both me and Carrie being exhausted we limped our way into Armitage.
Once moored up it seemed like Carrie got a burst of energy so went blackberry picking, we then had a dinner of beans on toast with mushrooms followed by french toast with a kind of jam style coulis using the last of the fresh fruit.
... of a butterfly. We then decided the price was a little steep and we didn't have enough time to fully explore the place so headed back to the boat, on the way we found some fairy doors, numbered 2 and 3. With Carrie being a bit obsessed with trails, I'm surprised she didn't demand to stay to at least find door number 1.
But we had to make progress due to a plan to meet up with my parents and grandparents for lunch the next day.
I hope the traveling part isn't as difficult as all this planning!
I've made a list of things I need to do, and as I cross things off - I'm sure the list gets longer. Although I am breathing a sigh of relief as the most important things appear to be sorted. Apart from insurance ...
Mon 12th Aug
It was time to leave Droitwich.
After some last minute shopping we left and stopped at the water point. All the boats on the pontoons had been warned about a fire and rescue drill taking place, closing the canal for an hour. We hadn't been told and we asked to be released and were allowed to go.
Further down there was some work going on at one of the locks and we had to wait twenty minutes so we had an early ...