Onward to Tardebigge.
Moved on from the Cider House trough kings Norton Junction and it's famous guillotine stop lock gates. Shame it has been disfigured by mindless graffiti! Now I know there is an academic view that sees this as an 'art form' but really, if this is art it' s spelled with a capital F. Enough said. We moored up at Alvechurch for the night after passing through the Wast Hill tunnel. 1 3/4 miles long. Very impressive.
Yesterday we had a quiet day, only moving as far as the top lock at Tardebigge. Cleaned the boat, yes I know a shiny boat is a wasted life, but it has to be done sometimes. Generally relaxed ready for the 30 locks in the flight.
Today we set off about 9.00 ish. Fine and sunny, not too hot. We rattled down the locks in about four hours. It was a breeze compared to the Hatton flight. Found a mooring space at the bottom by the Queens Head where we have just enjoyed a fine Pizza and a well deserved pint.