The Crown Hotel
Travel Blogs from Stone
... it was not raining, so we set off at 7.50am.
We passed Birchills Junction, and soon were out into farmland and countryside. The litter was not so bad, and we didn’t need to visit the weedhatch. We even saw a large flock of swallows. Perhaps they are getting ready to leave for the winter.
Apart from a light brief shower, the rain stayed away until we moored up at 10.10am at the Fingerpost pub at Pelsall. We could not get in to the side where ...
... had finished removing all the polythene from the propeller, and had returned the engine hatch cover to its rightful place he went to look for Hugo, who was lying limp and submissive in the place where he had landed. James carried him back to the adjacent boat and he crept back on board Gabriel. Just after this incident we had heavy rain, so he stayed on board. Later he plucked up the courage to find his own way off and back on again.
We headed for ...
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.
... allocated the same mooring that we had had earlier.
We noticed a BCF boat called Parentis but we didn’t see the owners. While we were there we saw that it had moved from its mooring in the basin to the spot just outside, presumably to be off first thing in the morning.
No locks, 13 miles
Fri 13th Sep
Thankfully we are not superstitious as it was slipway day. At 0820 we were asked to get the boat in position. This ...
... no reply. We turned into the basin through the old towpath bridge, and we were beckoned to the services area. We were directed to a mooring opposite Ferrous, a BCF boat. We were given a key to the gate, and we bought some blue.
We were told that it might be possible to use the slipway first thing in the morning, but they wouldn’t know until much later. We contacted Jim Sparkes to prime him.
We took a taxi to Rowley Regis Labour Club where ...