We wanted to catch up with No Problem before going our separate ways in the summer months. We got going early and two days later we found them at Wheaton Aston with flags up on St. George’s day. Sue n Vic invited us on board for one of those famed Sunday roasts and Ann provided the apple crumble.
The Shropshire Union is a bit of a boating motorway heading north south so it was not long before we got to its southern end at Autherly junction near Wolverhampton. An early morning walk with Ann and Molly found Addersley junction and the Wolverhampton flight of locks heading up to Birmingham.
We stopped at Teddesley boat yard where we found Maddy Rose having an engine replaced. The boat yard owner was being very helpful in trying to sort out major problems with the old engine but finally decided it was terminal. Both Ray and Rose had been quite stressed about the situation. It had been a threat to their way of life on board after so many good years. The new engine was installed and running while we offered tea and sympathy. Next day we continued on our journey leaving our friends feeling better.