The aim today was to get back up to Stourport before rain forecast for lunchtime turned up. We did not quite make it, so the last hour or so we had rain and drizzle. Getting off the Severn and into Stourport basin is tricky. There is a right angled turn from the lock landing into a staircase lock, followed by a short pound with an awkward turn into another staircase lock. As we were coming up through the lower staircase there was another boat coming down through the upper one, but happily they maneuvered out of the way so that Paula could make the tricky turn. We moored up in the basin in a 24 hour mooring so we will have to move the boat up onto the canal tomorrow. Monday it comes back down into the basin so that an engineer can work on the squeak in the gearbox.
Meanwhile we are back with my brother and his wife, doing family stuff. Tomorrow we will spend working on the boat.