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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Middle Lock Hatton Flight to Saltisford Arm.

Apart from the snow, there is now a lot of water coming down the Hatton flight, made life interesting! Safely back on our mooring now.

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Towpath flooding in places, at least we have deep water!

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Keith.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Lapworth Top Lock to Wharf Between Lock 36 & 37 on the Hatton Locks

18 of the Lapworth locks this morning and 10 of the Hatton flight this afternoon.

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Now moored between lock 36 and 37, just below the main flight.

Keith.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Above Lapworth Top Lock to Below Lapworth Top Lock.

This morning we moved below Lapworth top lock to outside Jackie's cottage.

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Then we loaded another 2⅔ tonnes of bricks into the hold for ballast.

Then moved into the middle of the pound to moor up for Christmas.

Not far to walk for Christmas Dinner, just behind Hadar’s stern.

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Keith.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Boot Inn to Lapworth Top Lock

Finished the Lapworth Flight this morning.

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First we met historic Grand Union narrowboat Star at the short pound with the tightish bend! I managed to squeeze past OK Open-mouthed smile 

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Then we met historic Grand Union narrowboat Corolla at the next pound which is a bit longer and not so tight a bend.

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All passed without too much problem. Once through the top lock, I carried on, leaving Jo at the lift bridge, to the winding hole just before Swallow Cruisers, winded, and returned to pick up Jo and we returned and moored up just above the top lock, ready to move below the lock Saturday Morning to load some more bricks for ballast. Open-mouthed smile 

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Keith.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tom O’The Wood to The Boot Inn, Lapworth

Short run this morning, 6 locks up the North Stratford Canal.

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Now moored on the visitor moorings near The Boot Inn, Lapworth, where we have just had a superb lunch.

Keith.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Saltisford Arm to Tom O’The Wood, Rowington

Good run up the Hatton locks this morning, 2¾ hours in company with nb Dragonfly and with much appreciated help from our friends Nigel and Paul who did a sterling job for us.

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A couple of locks up the flight.

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Nearly at the top.

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Now moored at Tom O'The Wood, Rowington.

Keith.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Radford Semele to Saltisford Canal Centre.

Last leg of the trip, with  stop for a food shop at Aldi, before returning to our mooring at the Saltisford Canal Centre.

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Keith.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Braunston to Long Itchington

Now moored at The Two Boats Inn, Long Itchington, had lunch and a couple of pints there, and a good chat with the landlord about the history of the pub.

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Keith.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Alvecote to Hawkesbury Junction

Wet run up through Atherstone flight.

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Stopped raining as we approached sunny Nunny, now moored just before Hawkesbury junction.

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Keith.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fox and Anchor to Ingestre Bridge No.78 T&M

Weather-wise today, couldn't have been better.

Lock-wise not so, 13 locks against us today, none with us.

Now moored at Ingestre Bridge No. 78 between Great Haywood and Weston on the Trent & Motorway.

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Keith.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Black Country Living Museum to Fox and Anchor, Cross Green

Really lovely day travelling down the 21. All against us apart from the first two, but managed to do them in 3½ hours.

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Now moored at Fox and Anchor, Cross Green.

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Keith.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Oozells Street Loop Junction to Black Country Living Museum.

Nice run from Birmingham up Smethwick locks, old main line to Black Country Living Museum.

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Smethwick top lock.

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Engine Arm.

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Black Country Living Museum.

Keith.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Merry Hill to Birmingham

Now moored Old Turn Junction end of Oozells Street loop in Birmingham.

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Keith.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Black Country Living Museum to Merry Hill Embankment

Food shop at Aldi before setting off from Black Country Living Museum. Stopped briefly at Waterfront at Brierley Hill before reversing to the moorings on the embankment above Merry Hill Shopping Centre.

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Keith.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Kingswood Junction to Drawbridge Inn, Shirley

Lapworth flight done, check.

Bricks from Jacky loaded in hold, check.

Moored at Drawbridge Inn, Shirley, check.

Fish and chips twice and 2 pints of Golden Hen, check.

Think we deserved that!

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Keith.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Saltisford Arm to Kingswood Junction

Set off for Birmingham this morning, our Yucca plant will flower whilst we are away .

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A wet run up the Hatton locks, but we did complete them in 2hrs 45mins, now moored at Kingswood junction.

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Keith.