Monday, 25 June 2012

To Stourport ...

,... by bike. We looked at the weather forecast and it was for 20mm of rain in Wales overnight on Saturday. We guessed much would find its way to the Severn but decided to have a recce so we got the Bromptons out for the last ten miles from Kinver to Stourport.

These bike are really useful for such ad hoc visits. The river looked not too bad it was moving quite swiftly and was high....
It looks like it was dropping but there was Saturday nights extra to top it up as well as what landed earlier in the week in Wales and the North West. so we took the easy decision to stop where we were and reverse our route... no hardship especially as Stourport was a real disappointment. It is very car focused and the fun fair whilst great for 12-15 year olds held little attraction. 

 The only nice are was the basin, and much development had taken place since we were last here. The large hotel was now 8 separate homes.

 This shows the river, not sure if it looks full to you... it did to us?
Maybe this is the sort of boat that is more able to deal with the river in amber, there were some very nice examples in the basin.

3 comments:

Adam said...

You could always extend your trip by turning right at Stourton Junction and returning via the Stourbridge and Delph flights up to Merry Hill. then you could either go down the Wolverhampton flight, or go into Birmingham and back out via the Birmingham and Fazeley canal to Fradley.

Captain Ahab said...

You cant pass up an opportunity to pass through the BCN...

Nev Wells said...

In hindsight good job I passed otherwise I'd have been broken down for 2 days in there somewhere... !