Days Inn Cannock Norton Canes M6 Toll
Travel Blogs from Norton Canes
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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... 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 :(