|Leaving Netherwich Basin|
|Setting off in the rain|
After a couple of hours of cruising and with every lock with us for a change, we arrived at the moorings above lock 2. There is a sign with arrows pointing east to west but no placard to say for how long one can stay. For all we knew the moorings were to be used only if the river was on red boards. Still we decided to risk a telling off (sorry guv were strangers here) and moor . Leaving Ian to try and sort out the TV aerial, I went fishing. It was at this point I heard the frantic calls of a duck. I had seen her earlier with 11 ducklings but now she appeared to have only 4.
I sort of guessed what had happened. Some of the ducklings had gone over the bywash. Grabbing the fishing net and camera (never go anywhere without it) I glanced over the bywash and 7 ducklings were frantically calling to mum. Nothing for it but scoop them up in one go.
|Trying to get a TV signal|
|Moorings last night.|
|Diglis Basin locks are on the left. It's a sharp turn heading downstream so best to wind further down and come back to it.|
|Pontoon landing stage for the locks|
|And looking at the lock as we sailed past.|
|View from the first lock off the river|
|2nd of the two broad locks into the basin and the start of the Worc and Birmingham canal|