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Travel Blogs from Much Wenlock
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Two boats went past, presumably coming from the colliery basins.
We both went for a longer walk later on, exploring Pelsall Common. There were lots of paths off the main track, but there were old workings and hillocks and hollows, which made the minor paths quite difficult. We found some apple trees and gathered a few, also some pears. Our route was a circuitous one leading back to the boat.
... Xsara but we were told the boat had left already. We noticed Felonious Mongoose had also gone. We had not had a chance to speak to them.
Although the day was overcast and breezy, the threatened storms did not come, and we had only some light showers until later in the evening when it rained.
We helped to marshal boat visitors to Kew. John and his team of evangelists returned and sang some worship songs.
We had to return to our boat at 4pm ...
... allocated the same mooring that we had had earlier.
We noticed a BCF boat called Parentis but we didn’t see the owners. While we were there we saw that it had moved from its mooring in the basin to the spot just outside, presumably to be off first thing in the morning.
No locks, 13 miles
Fri 13th Sep
Thankfully we are not superstitious as it was slipway day. At 0820 we were asked to get the boat in position. This ...
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 ...
... basin. The path goes up behind a factory, and emerges on a main road by B&Q. There is a bus stop there, so we took photos of the timetable for the ones which run on a Sunday.
We crossed over the road into Leasowes Park, which apparently was built as a landscaped garden. We found the old canal route and followed it until it disappeared in a housing estate. This is the next section that the Dudley Canal Society is trying to restore.
We retraced ...