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Friday, October 05, 2018

Ingestre to Stone.

We stopped briefly below Star lock in Stone to do a food shop.

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Now moored above Whitebridge new bridge, Stone.

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Keith.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Wolverhampton to The Anchor, Cross Green.

Approaching Wolverhampton 21 top lock.

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Never noticed this tunnel before.

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Great Haywood here we come.

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Now moored at The Anchor (formerly Fox and Anchor) at Cross Green.

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Keith.

Monday, October 01, 2018

Black Country Living Museum to Wolverhampton.

Moored at Wolverhampton for lunch.

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After lunch we walked around Wolverhampton.

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We returned to the boat and moved over to the offside moorings.

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Keith.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Birmingham City to Black Country Living Museum.

Sunshine all the way from Birmingham to Dudley, now moored back at the Black Country Living Museum.

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Keith.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Tipton to Birmingham.

Very pleasant run into Birmingham this morning.

Approaching Birmingham.

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We pulled into Cambrian Wharf, took on water. Whilst we were there Richard Parry was walking along the towpath and stopped for a brief chat.

We winded and then returned to moor opposite the Distillery and Roundhouse again.

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Keith.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Black Country Living Museum to Neptune’s Wharf, Tipton.

Now moored at Neptune’s Wharf, Tipton ready for the Tipton Canal & Community Festival this weekend.

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Keith.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Lapworth Top Lock to Birmingham.

We topped up with diesel at Swallow Cruisers early this morning.

Approaching Brandwood Tunnel.

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King’s Norton junction.

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Gas Street basin.

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The Arena Birmingham.

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Now moored opposite the Roundhouse and Distillery.

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Keith.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Tom O’ the Wood to Lapworth Lock No.3

Approaching Kingswood junction onto the Lapworth link for the Stratford Canal.

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However, having dropped Jo of to open lock No.20, it was all taped off and out of use.

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So a slight detour to come up through lock No.21 instead.

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Still think this is the prettiest lock cottage on the canal system.

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Now moored between Lapworth lock No.3 & No.2.

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Keith.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Autumn 2018 Cruise

We set off on our Autumn cruise today in company with Neil, one of our neighbours at the Saltisford Arm, and his friend Mark.

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We made light work of the Hatton flight in glorious Autumn sunshine.

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Entering Shrewley tunnel.

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In Shrewley tunnel.

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Leaving Shrewley tunnel full of smoke!

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Now moored at Tom O’ The Wood, Rowington.

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Keith.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tom O' the Wood to Saltisford Arm

Another early start for our final day of travelling. It is always reassuring to see St. Mary's church in Warwick as we descend Hatton locks.


We had company for the last few locks.


Home sweet home. 


Keith.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Wootton Wawen to Tom O' The Wood

Extended cruise this morning, we intended to only go as far as Lowsonford, but as it was reasonably cool Jo suggested we carry on.

Unusual lock bridge.


One of the barrel roofed lock cottages.






The smallest iron aqueduct on the Stratford Canal.


We picked up this Alder Moth caterpillar on the way, Jo safely dropped it off at the next lock.


M40 crossing the canal.


This photo is self explanatory! 


Entering the southern link at Kingswood junction.


Approaching the Kingswood junction with the Grand Union.


Now moored at the Tom O' The Wood where we went and had our final meal out before getting home, fish & chips and a pint of Doombar each. 😁


Keith.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Wilmcote to Wootton Wawen

Another short trip today.
Approaching another of the iconic Stratford canal split bridges.


Approaching Edstone Aqueduct.


The road that passes under one section of the aqueduct.


The 2 railway tracks that go under a further 2 sections of the aqueduct.


Approaching Wootton Wawen aqueduct.


Now moored immediately after Wootton Wawen aqueduct in the basin which was the end of the canal for a long time, now home to Anglo Welsh Narrowboats.


Keith.