Friday 7th July 2017 at Stoke Pound.
We started early today, partly to avoid the heat and partly to get to the bottom of the Tardebigge lock flight at a time when we hope there will not be other boats around as the number of moorings there is limited. Either way, it was a beautiful morning.
We had read in the guide books about Avoncroft Museum, which is a collection of old buildings that have been restored and rebuilt on site. It sounded well worth a visit and so we set off walking a mile or so along narrow lanes with no footpath.
The museum was fascinating and M was delighted to find that one of its exhibits was the National Phone Kiosk Collection, with examples of every type of phone kiosk. M hankers after one with the old Button A and Button B to put in our back garden.
The pub opposite our mooring has a large restaurant and a huge garden complete with Indian wigwam. It is clearly very popular and a somewhat noisy 28th birthday party was taking place in the wigwam.
Today: 2 miles, 6 locks and 1.7 hours.
Trip: 106 miles, 108 locks and 88.3 hours.