We set off from Calf Heath, carrying on through Wolverhampton on the Staffs and Worcs - which I always think is a particularly attractive canal.
We were waiting for a lock at Compton when we were hailed from an Anglo Welsh hire boat, "You must be Alan, and you are Cath". It turns out that AJ reads our blog, nice to be told that, thanks AJ.
There is a small Sainsbury's here, so I topped up on basics while Alan went into Limekiln Chandlery.
|David plays a new game with Odin|
David was on the towpath, and would run to the front of the boat, which made Odin run there too, to see what David was up to. David would then stand still, Chalice would carry on past him, which made Odin rush to the back of the boat to see what David was doing there.
|Staffs and Worcs leaving the lock|
|Coal boats loading|
|Leaving The Bratch|
|"Find a stick, Odin"|
Odin was asked to find a stick, so that we can play 'Odin stick games', while walking the towpath. He rushed off into the undergrowth and I found him trying to uproot a small tree.
|Butterfly rests briefly on Chalice|
We carried on to Greensforge, where we got a choice of substantial veggie meals, and a decent cider (dunno about the beer!) at the Navigation. They even welcomed the dog into the pub.
Calf Heath to Greensforge
Miles: 17.5 (Chalice), Locks: 15
Total Miles: 240.0, Locks: 100