Saturday 6th July, 2013 at Dimmingsdale just south of Wightwick
This is bliss! We were able to leave all the windows open all night and we awoke to birdsong. The early morning sun streamed through the open stern doors as we were having breakfast.
Botterham locks are a staircase of two (where the top gate of one is the bottom gate of the other with no "pound" in between). This was where a friend's boat had an unfortunate incident, so R was very careful with the locks and only told M the significance of the place after we were safely through!
That evening we moored up just beyone the lock with the charming name of Dimmingsdale. Close by was yet another disused railway line, which has been made into a walking path and bridleway. We decided to set off and walk down it back to Wombourne, the town next to the Bratch Locks. We were much later leaving than we'd planned and it turned out to be further than we thought, but it was a lovely walk in the evening sun.
Today: 6 miles, 12 locks and 7.1 hours.
Trip: 191 miles, 174 locks and 157.2 hours.