After filling up with cheap diesel (55p/l) at Hawne Basin we went back to Birmingham for some more retail and real ale therapy.
On Sunday David treated us to lunch in Bank restaurant which overlooked our mooring. The place is very upmarket and gets good reviews on the internet but, while the food was good, the cutlery and glasses were filthy and the service was dire.
City living is fine for a few days but we soon found ourselves longing to be back on the move and back out in the countryside, so on Tuesday we set off down onto the Stratford Canal and are now moored up half way down the Lapworth flight. We've had a few alterations done to our cratch cover by a lovely man who came to collect the cover at Hockley Heath and then brought it back this morning. It's the second time we've used him and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for repairs or new cratches. His name is John Wiper and you can find his website HERE
By the time John had gone it was almost time for lunch so we decided to have a day off and go to the pub for lunch. We've been in The Boot before and this time was equally as good. The food and service are superb and I wish all pubs were this good.
It'll be time to move on again tomorrow and work off these restaurant lunches doing the locks. Hopefully I'll have some photos to share with you then.
Bye for now