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Today was a slow day in terms of the time spent on the go. We were up and in to breakfast at 7:30 as the "Farm Lodge" hosts serve breakfast from 7 - 8:30 only. Had another good breakfast, getting us off to a good start to our day. Then back to the room to get cleaned up and ready to go.
We headed out at just after 9am ...
... at the first junction, and we saw no other boats moving for the rest of our 5 hour cruise. We travelled towards Wolverhampton, and turned right at Horseley Fields Junction onto the Wyrley and Essington, known as the Curly Wurly.
We had several visits to the weedhatch, and we paused for provisions at Sainsbury's, near the old Bentley Canal.
Just after Perry Hall Bridge we noticed some plum trees overhanging the canal. When we put the boat into ...
We walked to get breakfast - Dave didn't come - and then drove to the Games Workshop headquarters after packing and loading the car. The place was just amazing and even though there weren't many people there Dave was in Seventh Heaven. We left him there and walked along the canal to find Sainsburys to use the automatic teller. A lovely walk and we saw lots of canal boats. We achieved our aim and were headed back when ...
Pick up Sat Morning. Smooth handover. SC- Can you feel it? DC - No hardly tell it's there. First outing in the new Van at our first C&C site in Ashbourne. Lovely Site. Friendly helpful staff help us push it on the pitch. The Van is very comfy and warm.
50 miles from Cresswell Rd Mexbourgh to Site.
89 miles from Site to Home.
Here is my long overdue message to say hello to all you guys who I stopped and chatted with at some length on the path. There were others whose names I did not get, but it is always nice to stop, talk, share stories. Even though our paths will probably never cross again. And thanks for any donations you have given, either on the path, or online; I have had a couple of anonymous donations, so thanks if it were yours.
I will start ...
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