I should have known better than to argue. So it's a humble apology to Geoff and to Ditchcrawler.
Today, having survived the deluge, we headed off onto the Staffs. & Worcs., heading towards Stourport.
We eventually stopped above The Bratch and it was noticed that the bank was low, so one side of the hull got some swift attention with a pot of matt black and a paint roller. the left hand side no longer shows the winter's ravages. Of course I expect that when we emerge from the bottom of The Bratch half of it will have been scraped off again.
Watch this space.................