Monday, September 13, 2010

Lock 58 Tardebigge Top Lock

Going down!

We've not gone far just moving for an hour to give Ben a walk and get a bit closer to the Tardebigge Locks ready for our descent when I've had my three Shredded Wheats! Above the Top Lock we needed to use pins so we moored up and walked to have a look to see if the Visitor Moorings were still there. We've come across marked moorings which no longer exist so I think we need a new book- ours is a 2003 edition- a lot can change in seven years. As we could moor on rings below the Top Lock (14ft deep) and under the bridge we moved and Eric was delighted as he could now get a satellite signal to watch the Grand Prix.

It's nearly twenty years since we last did the Tardebigge Flight and that was coming up them with our daughters as crew on a Black Prince hireboat doing the Stourport Ring in a week. We are far more leisurely now!


anne said...

enjoy old haunts anne

Elsie said...

Hi Anne,

Happy Birthday- I'm remembering my college days spent in Bromsgrove far too long ago! You can see the church spire near the college as you come down the locks.

Love elsie

Paul_Dodgson said...

Stourport in a week, you must have been exhausted when you finished that one!

Elsie said...

Hi Paul,

Lots of help with two energetic teenage daughters and a willing eight year old. I was also alot younger! Looking back it must have been hard work. It's nicer when you've got plenty of time.