Monthly Archives: April 2014

A couple flights in a couple of days

We’ve done 24 locks in the past two days to get us back down the Atherstone flight and up the Curdworth flight ready for our final assault on the further 27 locks that will get us into the middle of Birmingham. … Continue reading

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We’re off towards Birmingham – after just one more final meal!

When we left Coventry we only travelled as far as Hawkesbury Junction where the Coventry Canal meets the North Oxford. Ray and Diane from nb Ferndale were going to be here and we planned to get together for the very last … Continue reading

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Gordon gets a happy hat

The last couple of days have been spent in Coventry where we moored up in the basin. It’s a great spot to moor – close enough to the middle of Coventry to be convenient but far enough out to be pretty … Continue reading

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A wonderful couple of days cruising and a bit of excitement

The weather’s been pretty good for the past three days and it has made for some very pleasant cruising. Spring is definitely here! We’re on a bit of a tight schedule for once and need to hurry on a bit … Continue reading

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Hob nobbing with the gentry – a visit to Shugborough Hall

Before we set off to Rugeley we took advantage of Shugborough’s Monday ‘pensioner’ deal – £6 for a ticket for the house and garden. Being old does have some advantages! We’ve moored here many times and always meant to visit – … Continue reading

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A feast of farewell dinners

Our time in Northumberland came to an end last week – with not one but two farewell dinners. We picked Michael and Andru up at Newcastle Airport last Thursday and thought that dinner would be a low key affair. Neither of them had … Continue reading

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