Holiday Inn Express Stafford M6 Jct. 13
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... where the Common Folk Club takes place every Thursday. We had a warm welcome, and we sang Watercress and Well, Well, Well. There were lots of performers, with several singer / songwriters. Quite a few folksy pop songs, and not much traditional folk. It didn’t finish until 1115pm. We got a lift back to the boat.
No locks, 6 miles.
Fri 20th Sep
Thankfully Hugo was around in the morning as usual, so we guess he had plenty ...
... to go ashore. He jumped up the galley steps to land on the engine hatch as usual, only to find that the engine hatch was not there. He somehow managed to leap on James’ back and get to the stern without falling down the hole, and, suffering considerably from momentum, he successfully made a right angled turn and jumped onto the next boat, which he wasn’t expecting to be there, and thence to the shore, where he disappeared in some long grass.
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.
... br> We left a message with Tony Friar at Hawne Basin to see if he could fit us in this Friday. He replied that he could so we rang Jim to say 9am Friday.
No boating today
Wed 11th Sep
We had used up our 48H mooring, and had two days spare, so we cruised down the Old Main Line towards central Birmingham. We went over an aqueduct by the Netherton Tunnel entrance, and then travelled along underneath the M25 for a mile, crossing the New ...
... this morning at King’s Church Aldershot. Another to Clive: Maggie has gone to Mull for a few days.
In the evening we watched Captain Correlli’s Mandolin on TV. Not seen it before. We now want to go back to Greece!
Next weeks plans: No idea really. Through the Netherton Tunnel tomorrow and moor at the Black Country Museum. Then it depends on boatyards and slipways. Maybe the “Curly Wurly” (Wyrley and Essington ...