Meeting up with David and Mandy

We pushed on through the wind and rain from Penkridge to Fradley Junction. This was where we used to moor our first boat “Solong”and it was from here that Paul’s Mum and Dad had a wonderful holiday in 2001, on the boat with their friends David and Linda.

David and Mandy arrived at Fradley around 11am on Sunday morning. David had looked on the Waterscape web site for directions on how to get to us, and found it very helpful (better than Google etc).

We had lunch at the carvery in the Swan (with vege option for Paul and I). At £8 for main and a pudding and coffee, we felt it was really good value. Very tasty too.

 Lunch at Swan

 David and Mandy helped us move the boat down a couple of locks and round the corner onto the Coventry Canal.

David and Paul did the locks.

 David at lock

And Mandy did the steering.

 Mandy steering

A swift half in the Swan after saying goodbye to David and Mandy, then it was back to the boat for an early night, ready for a quick get away in the morning.

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