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Travel Blogs from Rolleston on Dove
... 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 ...
... Britain. 1100s. It was built against the cliff the castle was on and it had rooms cut into the rock. Amazing. The castle was good too. Only parts of the gatehouse was medieval but the building on the top - a 1700s building for the very rich - was great. It is now a museum. You can hire the place for parties and weddings etc, so I'm thinking of my 60th birthday! We travelled back to pick up Dave and headed to ...
Friday 13th September
Leaving Hawne Basin, we found we were in a convoy of at least four boats, with a working pair at the front. Gosty Hill Tunnel hadn't improved, and the sunken boat was still under the bridge causing problems but we got past.
The festival arrangements were very casual. We were told to go and find somewhere to moor. As we had already tied up alongside another boat temporarily, we decided to make that ...
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.
Walking back towards the boat we found Jimmy Spices, and so we had a huge meal.
As we were going to be at Hawne Basin on Friday morning, we decided to try to book in for the Black Country Boating Festival, starting later that day at Windmill End. We tried the number on the website, but this was set for a fax machine, so we sent them an email.
3 locks, 9 miles
Thu 12th Sep
We had an email reply this morning to say ...