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Thirty four locks and a hand grenade

There’s a fair drop from the Birmingham level down to Fazeley  Junction – thirty eight locks worth in fact and our intention was to do thirty four of them. Our plan was to stop  in the pound above the Dog … Continue reading

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Clearing up and saying goodbye

I’ve been way behind myself with the blog recently. If I’ve had the time to do it I’ve not had the phone signal and vice versa. Excuses, excuses! Today I’ve got time, phone signal and I’m going to try to … Continue reading

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BCNS 50th Anniversary Rally & the end of the 24 Hour Challenge

The day after we helped out on the Explorer Cruise life got a bit hectic! On Wednesday morning Gordon discovered that he had a hospital appointment down in Penzance on Friday – in two days’ time! He hastily arranged for … Continue reading

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Tidying & Locking – a busy lead up to the BCNS Rally

Saturday 19th May saw a small army of volunteers busy round the Titford Pumphouse, preparing it for the 50th Anniversary BCNS Rally. This year nearly eighty boats were expected as the rally coincided with the end of the 24 hour … Continue reading

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Five go up the Wolverhampton 21

It feels like a lifetime ago that Gordon and I went up the Wolverhampton 21 with Roly and Bev from nb Klara but it’s only actually been a fortnight. We’ve crammed a lot into the last two weeks! It was … Continue reading

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A well travelled route

Once we left Manchester we were back on very familiar waters. We headed for one of our favourite moorings on the Trent and Mersey,  a wonderful quiet spot, with views over the river Weaver. Spring is a wonderful time to … Continue reading

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A few days exploring

The day after we got into Salford Quays proved to be a bit of an anticlimax. So much planning had gone into the trip across the Mersey and up the Ship Canal; so much anticipation and now it was all … Continue reading

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The Leaving of Liverpool

As everyone who knows me will be aware, I do tend to find a link between just about any event and a song and don’t hesitate to sing it. This song was what was running through my head as we … Continue reading

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A week in Liverpool

We were planning on a seven day stay in Liverpool before setting out across the Mersey and up the Ship Canal. The weather decided differently as the wind was going to be too strong on the day we’d originally planned … Continue reading

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Off to Liverpool

A couple of weeks ago, for the second time in our boating career, we made the wonderful trip through the Liverpool Link to moor up in Salthouse Dock. On the previous occasion we were assisted through by CRT staff but … Continue reading

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