Park Inn by Radisson Telford
Travel Blogs from Telford
... and we had to slow down to tickover two or three times to let them get away from us.
In the tunnel we met a cyclist coming the other way. When he saw our boat he said he was from Felonious Mongoose.
At the end of the tunnel, as we approached Dudley Port Junction another boat crossed our bows on the Main Line heading from right to left. The brassy boat in front of us turned left and followed them. As there would be lock queues if we ...
... a tour of the stalls and found a useful leaflet about the BCN (Birmingham Canal Navigations) showing places to moor, and where the facilities points are.
We had lunch again at the “camp kitchen” and listened to a live band
We then went to find Kew where we helped a few people onto the boat to look round.
Jan James was there as well as Richard Alford and John. Roger & Pam McLelland turned up for a visit. We went to get ...
... on another aqueduct before arriving at Smethwick Locks, where a hire boat was coming up.
After going down the three locks we met another hire boat about to go up the locks. We were now on the Birmingham level.
We visited the Oozel Street Loop, where Sherborne Wharf is located, with a number of moored boats on secure pontoons. The entrance is narrow and a trip boat was coming towards us, so we pulled in to the side, where we got stuck. He was beckoning us on ...
... 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 :(
... them tie up, and as we did so, two policemen appeared and advised us not to moor there. Apparently they have had a lot of trouble with boats having things stolen. Heroin dealing goes on in the woods here and the addicts need money to feed their habit. Moonshine said they would move on, and we said we would follow, although we didn’t know where we were going to moor. It was 7pm by now. Thankfully Hugo was near the boat, so we scooped him up and put him on ...