Our chums Phil & Lynne phoned to say that their new Border Collie puppy, would have it’s last jab on Tuesday and they would then be able to bring him to meet up with us on Wednesday. Rather than travelling on into Birmingham, we decided to stay in the area of Alvechurch, as it was so attractive and we walked in the rain up a very muddy towpath towards the Hop House Pub to check if it would be OK for Phil & Lynne to park there for a couple of nights, “no prob” said the young barman and as it is only about half a mile from junction 2 on the M42 it would be perfect.
Did get a picture of a heron, but missed him actually plucking a fish out of the cut.
As we were mud plugging who should we see coming towards us but Waterway Routes with Paul at the helm, we checked with him that the Hop House pub was not too far ahead and he was quite upset that he couldn’t offer us a lift as he was going in the opposite direction. Paul who makes DVD’s of canal journeys from his silent and vibration free, electric driven boat had previously added our blog as a link from his website, WWW.waterwayroutes.com Good to meet up with Paul and wife Christine and Susan their lovely daughter.