Douglas Diary Summer Holidays 2018
Hopwas to King’s Bromley
It was a mild evening yesterday and I did join them in the Tame Otter, at least outside at a table because it is one of those chain restaurant pubs into which my kind are sadly not allowed. Never mind I have been to lots of proper traditional ones on this holiday.
Today it was overcast and a little cooler than of late as I walked my bearded one with Max. We searched for a bread shop but to no avail.
We set off on our final journey after we all had breakfast, I had dried biscuits and water, they had porridge and toast (the last of their bread). We stopped after about an hour as we passed the village of Whittington where we were able to get bread. The sun was now shining out of a blue sky and we had a lovely lock free cruise to Fradley Junction where we moored for a Fish and Chip and mushy peas lunch at The Swan.
Three locks to get to base after a hearty lunch and sadly the end of our tour of what is called The Black Country Ring. Essentially this was an interesting, varied and historic route around and through Birmingham covering all points of the compass. My photo today is a team photo at the last lock of our holiday on my long kennel for this summer. That is me on the left with my long haired one and with our rellies Diane and Max holding their lock handles.
Just as a matter of interest we have travelled over 100 miles and negotiated over 100 locks in just over nine days. It has been great fun.
I have enjoyed myself and thank you to my readers for sharing this adventure with me. I will write again soon.
Love Douglas. X