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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Springwood Haven to Cathiron.

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A cooler start this morning, definitely heading towards Autumn now.

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Best fish & chip shop in Nuneaton, or so they say!

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Marston junction and the Ashby canal, but not today.

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More new mannequins.

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The navigation inn that was is definitely being converted into what looks like a pair of semis.

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However, the Elephant & Castle still looks like it might be a pub/restaurant, which is also coming along nicely.

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Ansty embankment.

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The Boat Inn Cottage.

Keith.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Alvecote to Springwood Haven

9.6 miles, 11 locks, 6hrs 30mins.

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Having had a great time at the Alvecote boat gathering over the Bank Holiday weekend, we set off this morning.

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Pooley Hall.

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Python and Stour in Grendon Dock.

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Atherstone top lock cottage.

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Passing the Cheese boat.

Keith.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hopwas to Alvecote

6 miles, 2 locks, 3hrs 55mins.

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Alvecote

A cool day today. We pulled in at Peels Wharf for water and to empty cassettes.

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Fazeley junction.

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Canal blockage, 2 C&RT work boats had drifted across the canal, fortunately some C&RT volunteers were walking along the towpath and they very kindly sorted the boats out so we could get by.

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River Tame with Tamworth in the distance.

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Tamworth Cruising Club.

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Glascote locks.

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Approaching Alvecote Marina and Samuel Barlow.

Having moored up we went and had a cup of tea and a chat with John and Caroline on Vanyar, and later in the evening we all went to the Samuel Barlow for an excellent meal.

Keith.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tamworth

Today we visited Tamworth, we caught the bus from Hopwas.

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This is the bus we caught after it dropped us off in Tamworth.

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The Silk Kite, where we were to have lunch later.

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St. Edithas church.

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Tamworth street market.

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Alms-houses.

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Tamworth castle.

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Riverside band stand.

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Band stand and castle.

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River Anker.

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Castle and gardens.

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Castle wall.

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The castle again.

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Tamworth Snow Dome.

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Castle gate.

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Somebody famous.

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Castle Hotel.

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Part of the floral display for Tamworth in Bloom as part of the Heart of England in Bloom competition.

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The castle gatehouse again.

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The River Tame flood relief channel.

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Where the River Anker joins the River Tame.

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The castle from the gatehouse.

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Some anchors.

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War memorial outside St. Edithas church.

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Inside St. Edithas church.

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We enjoyed our visit to Tamworth, and look forward to visiting it again sometime.

Keith.