Wednesday 9th August 2017 at Bournville.
A change of plan has led to a change of itinerary. Back home, Elly and Matt are in the process of converting a former ironmonger's shop into a new premises for their "Idol Hands" guitar school. There is a huge amount of renovation work to be done and we have decided to go home for two weeks to help. M can help by looking after Eva and Tilly while R can help with the building work. But we still need to get MM to Guildford by the first week of September to get ready for our own kitchen extension. We have booked MM into Enslow Marina with Tiffany and Richard just north of Oxford, where she was launched - but we need to get MM down there as quickly as possible.
So, we set off from Sherborne Wharf in Birmingham as soon as we arrived there by train.
Today: 4 miles, 0 locks and 3.4 hours (including power).
161 miles, 144 locks and 124.7 hours