Travel Blogs from Brewood
... himself occupied without venturing onto the road.
We decided to visit Brownhills to investigate the moorings and have breakfast at Tesco. It took 45 minutes, and we were able to fill up the water tank, and empty the cassette and the rubbish before turning round and mooring. We were still a foot out from the side, even on the visitor moorings. There is a busy road running alongside the canal, so although this is probably a safe mooring it is not a ...
... an hour or so the boat traffic eased off, and we turned the boat round so that were facing the same way as the other boat, as they had a cratch, which made getting off at our stern quite difficult. We discovered that his boat’s stern had an unusual taper, leaving a gap between his boat and ours, and a gap between his stern and the shore. We still managed, but we had to be careful.
James went down to check the weed hatch, and Hugo chose that moment ...
... going in front of us, a long way ahead. Another came in behind us when we were halfway through. The tunnel takes about 40 minutes.
On the way to Hawne Basin, we lurched up and over a submerged fibreglass boat under a bridge. At Gosty Hill Tunnel there was a boat waiting and two boats coming through towards us. Going through this narrow tunnel was just as bad as before, slowly pushing water in front of us as there is nowhere else for it to go.
At Hawne Basin ...
Two weeks to go and a bad time to find out that my trusty loft-lodging 80 litre rucksack - purchased in 2000 - is not really up to the task of carrying our stuff comfortably on my now slightly larger, comfort-seeking self.
After much hunting and research I have found a brilliant ...
... with having to wait until 10am to have breakfast.
8 locks, 1 mile
Wed 4th Sep
A relaxing day working on the boat. Hazel did some washing. James took most of the doors off and greased their hinges, as some had started to squeak.
We had noticed a horrible smell and we checked to see if the lid was on the loo properly – it was. We thought perhaps there was a sewage works nearby, or someone putting slurry on the ...