We had plans for today but as usual they didn't work out. Normal start and on to Dimmingdale Lock.
It was not long after this that things went awry, we arrived at The Bratch, moored next to
Having explored The Bratch we decided that a short wander up to Wombourne was in order, along the towpath to the wonderfully named
the (almost) circular weir and then on to Giggetty Bridge. Wonderful names they have around here. After ploughing our way through interminable housing estates we arrived at the Wombourne shops. It is not the most interesting village we've ever been to.
On the way back to the boat, via yet more housing estates, we passed the old waterworks pump house, they used to have a weekend when the old steam pumps were run to public delight. Can't do it anymore, health and safety etc.
By the time we were back onboard and had had lunch we couldn't be bothered to move so we are still at the Bratch. Tomorrow?
Watch this space.............