Grove House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Telford
... which was excellent value, beautifully prepared. £6.25 for 2 courses.
We bought bread and milk from Tesco, shower cleaner from Wilkinson’s, and dealt with loo, water and rubbish at the facilities, before moving off past Catshill Junction, and Ogley Junction, where the Curly Wurley used to continue (The Lichfield and Hatherton Canals restoration project)
We were now on the Anglesey Branch, which goes under the A5, and then under the new ...
... boat inside us wanted to leave. Several others were leaving, including Parentis who went past us. We had not met them before and only managed to exchange a swift greeting this time.
Later we lit our fire on board, the first one of the autumn.
This was a very enjoyable festival. No boating today
Plans for next week: A visit to Dudley Zoo, then a cruise round the Curly Wurly. A folk Club at Pelsall on Thursday, and a church in Brownhills on ...
... a 180 degree turn in the basin, which is so much easier now that we have a bow thruster. Our boat was too low in the water to get on the trolley easily so we had to take a run at it.
Jim arrived at 9am, the appointed time, and we had almost been winched out by then. He had been given some propeller grinding instructions by Mick Wilson, who had found them on the web. It only took 30 minutes to finish the grinding and then the boat was lowered back into the water. We ...
... a gap year specialist.
Yes, I did feel too old to be shopping there, but hey ho, they had what we needed.
Now the challenge will be how the hell I fit a bulging 80 litres of stuff from the old rucksack into the new 70 litre one.... hmmmm.... may have to leave the inflatable crocodile behind :(
... with some variation, and gathered some blackberries that we had seen on the way out.
James then worked out some chords for some songs that we want to learn.
Edwin Fasham (BCF) came to visit in response to my email, and after tea on Gabriel, we were given a tour of Ferrous, which is a very unique boat, with the engine in the saloon and galley area.
Sun 8th Sep
A bit cooler today. We walked down the hill and took a bus ...