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Travel Blogs from Shifnal
Monday 16th Sep
A gloriously sunny morning. James went to visit the old pumphouse on the hill at Windmill End, and got some photos of the boats departing from the Black Country Boating Festival.
As we reversed out of our mooring another boat went past the junction heading towards the tunnel. This boat has a lot of brass on the sides in artistic panels. We reversed to the junction and turned to follow them. They were very slow in ...
... Leeds and Liverpool Canal where he was on foot and chatted to us in 2009.
There was heavy rain while we were in the marquee, but by the time we left it had eased off.
No locks, 3 miles
Sat 14th Sep
In the morning we found puddles of water on the floor, and a wet cat bed, plus a wet pile of James’ clothes, complete with a drying but bedraggled cat. Sometimes we wish they could talk.
The rain had stopped so ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... up and had lunch.
Although it looked like a secure mooring with railings and a gate with a padlock, vandals had removed three railings, and destroyed the padlock slider, so there were people fishing on the moorings.
We went to explore the surrounding nature reserve, which was in a valley with steep paths and ponds. A lovely location and mooring.
Hazel was just about to prepare dinner when another boat came into view – Moonshine! ...