The Moat House Acton Trussell
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... have been a hobby – it was very high up).
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.
... tent and noticed Kew further down the canal. We also saw Felonious Mongoose arrive. We had shared some locks with them on the Nene near Fotheringhay, and seen them later on the Thames in 2011. We had some home cooked meals – Chilli and Cottage Pie. Very good value at £3.50 for a big plateful. The beer tent was fairly crowded but we found some seats and got chatting to a couple called Lynne and Jim who are on a boat called Canada moored next to Kew. A band ...
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.
... couldn’t move. When he had gone past we managed to kick the boat out and off the unseen object in the depths.
We visited Cambrian Wharf as a potential mooring site, but it was next to a night club, so we decided against it. Turning there was challenging as the winding hole is on the lock bollards, and a boat was waiting there as the locks had been closed for repairs for a few hours. We just managed it.
We found a mooring at Brindley Place which had ...
... it turned out he was an unofficial volunteer.
We closed the lock gate and emptied the lock, as it was evident the other boat had moored up at the Redhouse Cone. Our volunteer was John; he has learning difficulties. It seems he spends his day helping boats up and down the flight, and he obviously enjoys keeping busy and meeting people.
The rest of the locks were mostly in our favour, except for one or two with leaky top gates. We completed the sixteen ...