Lived onboard Hadar

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fazeley to Curdworth/Minworth

4hrs 30mins, 7.5miles, 11 locks

Set off this morning and at Fazeley junction turned to head up the Birmingham & Fazeley canal towards Birmingham.


We had two volunteer lock keepers help at some of the Curdworth locks.


Moored outside the Cuttle Bridge Inn at Wiggins Hill Bridge, near Curdworth.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Rugeley to Bonehill Road Bridge.

7hrs 10mins, 17.6miles, 3 locks

Popped into Aldi for a food shop before setting off, very quite in the supermarket at 8:00am.  Another good run today. Lots of boats travelling north, now moored near the winding hole before Bonehill road bridge, near Fazeley.



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Stone to Rugeley.

6hrs 55mins, 14.6miles, 10 locks

We said our goodbyes to Stone this morning, having spent a great weekend there with many friends. A good run today, if a bit windy, now moored before Bridge No.67, Rugeley.



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Burston to Star Lock, Stone.

Incredible! Approaching Stone this morning and all the visitor moorings below Star Lock were full, that is until we got to between the winding hole and the water-point and no one was there, amazing!



Monday, October 10, 2016

Great Haywood to Burston

Moored just before Lower Burston Bridge No.85, just after Sandon Lock. Definitely on the colder side of cool this morning, but at a nice countryside mooring makes up for the weather.



Sunday, October 09, 2016

Trading Weekend


Yesterday and today we set up shop and did some trading. Jo’s card are proving very popular, which is great news. She can now think about expanding the business. Yesterday was dull but dry, but today was a much nicer day with lots of sunshine, and many towpath walkers.


Friday, October 07, 2016

Rugeley to Great Haywood.

Very dull day today, short but pleasant jaunt. Now moored between Great Haywood lock and the junction, where we will be for the weekend trading. Set up a small stall this afternoon, and Jo sold some cards, which seem to be very popular, which is great news.



Thursday, October 06, 2016

Fradley to Rugeley

Definitely into Autumn today. Jo cooking liver and onions for dinner tonight.


We briefly stopped at Tan Yard Bridge No.66, Rugeley, for Jo to get some UHT milk which we can't get at Aldi.SAM_2144

Then we carried on to just around the corner from Bridge No.67, where we have moored for the night, and have done a food shop at Aldi.SAM_2145


Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Hademore to Fradley Junction.

Duller this morning, but at least no rain. Managed to get the first/last mooring at Fradley junction. Amazing really as we never seem to find a mooring here.



Monday, October 03, 2016

Alvecote to Hademore

Another excellent day weather-wise. Stopped at Glascote above the locks, alongside the new Co-op in what was the Anchor Inn, and walked into Tamworth for a bit of shopping. SAM_2122SAM_2124


Tamworth Castle.SAM_2125SAM_2126SAM_2128

Had a breakfast/lunch at the Phoenix, which was very nice, and will eat there again next time we visit.SAM_2129

Now moored at Tamhorn Farm Bridge between Hopwas and Whittington.SAM_2130


Saturday, October 01, 2016

Charity Dock, Bedworth to Hartshill Yard.

Rain has stopped play early today at Hartshill Yard, seeing as we are not in any hurry, and we don't usually move at weekends anyway, so no point in getting wet just for the sake of it.



Friday, September 30, 2016

Hillmorton Top Lock to Charity Dock, Bedworth

Another glorious day, Jo taking some photos from the engine 'ole. SAM_2117

Now moored near Charity Dock, Bedworth, on the Coventry Canal.



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Long Hitchington to Hillmorton Top Lock

Another excellent day started with all but the last of the Stockton locks set for us, which we did in 90 minutes. Jo had her 1st taste of locking up through wide locks. SAM_2106


Nelson Wharf is coming along quite nicely. At Calcutt locks we met up with Chris on Peggy, the Willow Wren training boat out of Nelson Wharf, training some crew from the Avon Navigation Trust.SAM_2110

Passing Trevor Maggs on Corona between Braunston & Napton heading to Banbury.SAM_2111

Now moored up above Hillmorton locks.SAM_2114


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Saltisford Arm to Long Itchington

Set off from Saltisford Arm this morning at 9:30am, and sold some coal above Cape locks. We had the company of nb Jameson (Irish Whiskey) from Cape top lock through to Bascote top lock which was much appreciated, especially with such pleasant company. SAM_2101

Now moored just before Bickley's Bridge No.26 Long Itchington. Been enjoying the warm sunshine today.SAM_2105