Holiday Inn Express Droitwich M5, Jct 5
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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And so after a long flight - 12+ hours - we arrived in Paris, grabbed a quick drink and then on to Birmingham. Unfortunately, Pat's suitcase decided to stop off in Paris but will hopefully be delivered tomorrow! Back to a sunny UK, with a temperature not much cooler than Hanoi yesterday, where the blossom is in full swing. Lots of memories of a lovely holiday. ...
... our way and arrived without too much delay to check in. Luggage was booked straight through - hopefully we would see it again in HCMC.
A short flight to Paris before we boarded Air France plane for the long flight to Vietnam. We dozed a bit, read a bit and watched films a bit to while away the time. Somewhere along the way we lost 7hrs in time difference and most of Thursday. And so we arrived - not sure if it was Thursday or Friday - ready to start our adventures. ...
... be too tall to get into the culvert so we proceeded really slowly and I stood at the front in the well deck so I could give warning if we couldn't make it. Didn't want to lose another cratch because of low headroom. We cleared it by about 2 inches. Big sigh of relief.
Some years ago we had been at a meeting about the restoration of this canal and were given a tour of the site (and lunch) and we were looking forward to seeing the finished ...
... Oddingley, we were amazed how much the reeds had been allowed to grow, leaving a narrow channel only wide enough for one boat. Fortunately we did not meet anyone in the narrow bits.
We arrived at Hanbury wharf, where we planned to spend the night. It was difficult to get in to the side, and there was a wasp nest. A CRT lengthsman was there and he suggested we move through the bridge where there were more visitor moorings. We did so, and he was ...
... two, followed by two more single locks. There are beautiful flowers all around, and a landscaped area with footpaths and seats, rather spoilt by the roar of the M5.
The M5 Bridge is a culvert originally built for a small stream, which, further down, becomes the River Salwarpe. When the canal was restored, this culvert was the only way to get the canal under the motorway, so the canal joins the stream, and the headroom is very low. We had to take our ...