We’ve had a boat guest for the last couple of days, which has been lovely. She got the full boating experience with the exception of snow, and even skippered the boat through a couple of bridges.
On Monday the weather was miserable in the morning, but we needed to move on anyway. After slushing around in the mud we finally had the boat filled with water and kept going. We went through the small stop lock at Authersley and then turned onto the Stourport Canal. An executive decision was made and we moored up in Compton. Checking out what was in the area we found a National Trust property Wightwick Manor, which was a handy 1 mile walk from the boat. We called in to The Mermaid pub on the way back and had mulled cider.