Monthly Archives: November 2014

A wonderful send off

Last Wednesday we made an epic twelve hour coach trip back home to deepest darkest west-est Cornwall to attend the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Eugene Jones followed by his wake back at Lynwood House where he lived with his … Continue reading

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Heading for a marina….but only for a week

We’ve been making our way sedately towards Mercia Marina in Derbyshire. Along the way we made contact with Jim and Joan from nb Two Jays at Great Haywood. They were part of the Monday afternoon ‘tea’ crowd at Aston Marina … Continue reading

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Farewell Eugene and thanks for the craic!

At 8 o’clock yesterday morning Eugene Jones died and the world lost a cantankerous old git. I didn’t realise how fond I was of the old bugger until someone rang me this afternoon to let me know he was gone. … Continue reading

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A wet cruise to Stafford and a happy reunion

Friday was a miserable day weatherwise but we’d planned to get to The Radford Bank Inn so we could meet Sue and Andy from nb Festina Lente for a Friday Night early doors reunion drink. We set off through the rain … Continue reading

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A lovely day for going down the Wolverhampton 21

On Tuesday evening we moored up in Wolverhampton, ready to tackle the 21 locks that take the BCN mainline down to meet the Staffs and Worcester canal at Aldersley Junction. Wolverhampton has a very dodgy reputation for vandalism so, after we … Continue reading

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Sightseeing in Brum

I always love a stopover in Birmingham. Not only do we get together with Nige and Trina, but there’s always plenty to see and do. We were moored outside the NIA, which is a safe and pleasant place to stop … Continue reading

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Up the Hatton Flight and into Birmingham

All the way up from Braunston I’ve found the locks to be hard work. Each paddle requires 24 turns to raise and some of them are pretty stiff. I’m sure all that winding was good for my fitness regime but after a day of … Continue reading

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