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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Long Itchington to Napton Junction.

We are now moored Braunston side of Napton junction, locked up through Stockton locks with a nice couple, and we were in amongst the Lichfield Cruising Club, which meant we had plenty of help. We had to do Calcutt locks on our own as our companions stopped at the top of Stockton locks, but we had the last few boats of the cruising club behind us which helped. I turned right at Napton junction, but reversed back to the piling to moor up against, rather than chance there being no mooring space at Napton Bridge or the bottom of the locks. Moored up just in time as can be seen by the black cloud heading our way !


Stockton Bottom lock, only 9 more to go.

 SAM_1122 Lichfield Cruising Club in front of us.


Our lock companions for the Stockton flight.

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Willow Wren’s new training centre,much has changed since we last passed here in 2013.


One for my family, our home town

 SAM_1129bSAM_1130 SAM_1131  Napton junction.




Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Welsh Road Lock to Long Itchington

Once the rain stopped we set off for Long Itchington, having arrived here the sun is now shining for us :)


Bottom Buscott lock.


Bustcott top lock. There was a slight delay at these locks as the pound below the staircase locks was empty, apparently, but by the time we had arrived the 2 boats coming down the locks had sorted it out.


We have moored just West of bridge 26 good deep mooring on rings.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Radford Semele to Welsh Road Lock

Bit chilly this morning when we set off, but warming up nicely, now moored above Welsh Road lock. Having just moored up I spotted this horse and van crossing the bridge, just about got my camera out in time!


SAM_1106  Radford lock, the start of the uphill climb.

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Having just moored up above Welsh Road lock  I spotted this horse and van crossing the bridge, just about got my camera out in time!SAM_1108

Keith Lodge.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Saltisford to Radford Semele

At last we have set off for the summer, we stopped at Leamington Spa for a Chinese Buffet at out favourite restaurant, Oriental Star then continued onto Radford Semele for the night.


Cape of Good Hope at Cape top lock.


Bottom Cape lock.


Bottom Cape lock.


This year’s lambs.


Good timing!


Moored at Radford Semele.


Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Day Trip Out with Friends.

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Today we had a day trip out on Hadar with our friends Rebecca, Chris and their son Arrran. We went down through the Cape locks, winded at Myton backup through the locks and moored outside the Cape of Good Hope and had lunch there, and very nice it was too.

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A good time was had by all. We hadn’t seen them since we left Suffolk to live on the canals in 2005. Arran wanted to have a canal holiday and his Dad suggested coming to see us for a trip out to see what it would be like. Arran is now looking forward to having his canal holiday even more. Of course we had lots to chat about, and not enough time, isn’t that always the way.