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Travel Blogs from Lichfield
... and we had to slow down to tickover two or three times to let them get away from us.
In the tunnel we met a cyclist coming the other way. When he saw our boat he said he was from Felonious Mongoose.
At the end of the tunnel, as we approached Dudley Port Junction another boat crossed our bows on the Main Line heading from right to left. The brassy boat in front of us turned left and followed them. As there would be lock queues if we ...
... 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 ...
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.
... up for the Black Country Boating Festival this weekend.
We went through the long Netherton Tunnel, which is wide enough for two boats. We did meet one but they had pulled right over and virtually stopped.
At Dudley Port Junction a boat went past on the Main Line from right to left and we turned left to follow it. We went up the three Factory Locks with James setting locks for them, and they opening the lower paddles for us as they left each lock. Team work. ...
... 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 :(