Premier Inn Stafford North - Hurricane
Travel Blogs from Stafford
... and was not shallow, and was probably where boats usually moor, as we had intended to.
Later a fisherman came and asked us how long we were going to me moored here. "Probably three nights" we said. He had been baiting the spot opposite our boat and he had planned to fish from our mooring. We explained that the usual mooring had been full of fishermen. He went on round the next clump of bushes and fished from there. He could still reach the baited spot.
No locks, 5 ...
... 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.
... 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 ...
... after 8pm, and some of the pubs had stopped serving, but found a pub called the Corn Exchange where we had a meal.
Ivor and Steph (Moonshine) had left Stourbridge because a chap on the boat next to them had been acting suspiciously, and asking strange questions about their boat. They had also had help from John on the sixteen locks.
16 locks, 4 miles
Tue 3rd Sept
Thankfully we had no trouble in the night. Moonshine left at ...