Premier Inn Telford North - Donnington
Travel Blogs from Telford
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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.
... the local church. They are taking part in tomorrow’s service at the festival, and they had a few craft stalls.
Another John (John Hayford) asked if his group could play some Christian songs and chat to people. They have an organisation called OAC (Open Air Contact) and they have been coming to this festival for years. They know Malcolm and Stephanie Grey-Smart (BCF). We joined John on some of the songs, as the team were all in conversation with ...
... now on the Wolverhampton level, i.e. no locks between here and Wolverhampton.
As we passed Malthouse Stables which used to be a secure mooring we saw it was marked private mooring, and the secure fences now had gaps in! BW must have sold it. We moored finally at the Black Country Museum.
We made phone calls to boatyards to find a slipway but had no success.
No locks, 8 miles
Tue 10th Sep
We visited the Black Country ...
... 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 :(
... Folk Club takes place. We sang Waterloo Road and April Come She Will. They had a very good PA system, with just one omni-directional mic hanging from the ceiling, and four speakers. The mic picked up all the acoustic guitar work and voices very well. We were given a lift back to Hawne Basin.
1 lock, 6 miles
Fri 6th Sep
Today was forecast wet, and it was, certainly at first. James wrote a document giving guidelines for ...