The Mill House B&B
Travel Blogs from Telford
... we decided to turn right and go a short distance before turning right again to go up the Brades locks. At the top we turned right again, along the Old Main Line to the Black Country Museum, where we turned and moored up. The brassy boat came in soon after and was surprised to see us there!
3 locks, 5 miles
Tuesday 17th Sep
We took a bus a short way up the hill to spend the day at Dudley Zoo. This is a friendly place with quite ...
... 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 ...
Mon 9th Sep
This morning we had a low battery warning. Although we have been here for four nights without running the engine, the solar panels should keep the batteries topped up. We'll monitor this.
We crossed the basin to use the facilities and fill up with fuel (very good price 72p)
Gosty Tunnel is very narrow and slow. There are two signs for it, spelt differently: Gosty and Gorsty. Maybe the second is the Brummy accent ...
Two weeks to go and a bad time to find out that my trusty loft-lodging 80 litre rucksack - purchased in 2000 - is not really up to the task of carrying our stuff comfortably on my now slightly larger, comfort-seeking self.
After much hunting and research I have found a brilliant ...
... 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 ...