Bobulous Central → The Booze Cruise → The picture-book account → Friday 3rd
After setting off, Rizwan and I are most upset to discover that no one else wants to go to the Cadbury World factory.
Most of the crew suddenly develop the urge to clean and repair every square inch of the boat. Rizwan and I suddenly develop the urge to go to the shop while we're moored, to get out of doing any work.
The cleaning finished, we set off again, soon reaching the almighty Wast Hill Tunnel.
Wast Hill Tunnel takes a long, long time to drive a narrowboat through.
During the tunnel experience, everyone takes photos, makes full use of the echo, and looks forward to reaching the light at the end of the tunnel.
And beautiful it is.
Stopping at Arrowfield Top for a drink, Mark and Mike hatch a plan to acquire a pub garden umbrella for their own homes.
The plan fails and we continue empty-handed down the canal.
Reaching Alvechurch, we laze about on the boat while Mike well and truly does the dishes, then head into the village to visit The Red Lion.
The evening quickly degenerates into obscene noises, camera-flash wars and upsetting the customers and staff.
Finishing our drinks we head back to the boat, managing to lock Mark, Mike, Rizwan and John out of the boat. They are not happy when we finally let them in. They calm down, though, and we retire to our beds amidst camera-flash wars and much talking.
previous day: Thursday 2nd ↔ next day: Saturday 4th