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... road. We had been told that there were good moorings in Anglesey basin, and the Nicholson Guide shows two branches at the end forming a fork. The final stretch is just a wide section, with no fork, just a small basin at the end where water runs in from the reservoir. We were heading for that, but there were lots of fishermen nearby who said the basin was shallow. We asked them where boats usually moor, and one of them said he had never seen a boat here before. ...
... 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 ...
... sound checks, with some excellent fiddle playing and guitar work. They were then introduced as "Meet on the Ledge". We have never seen them before but we know the name. They are usually at the Cropredy Fairport Convention, and they are headlining the Banbury Folk Festival this year. Very enjoyable music, but hard to talk.
Mary and David Litchfield joined us, as well as BCF member John who has been crewing for them. He remembers us from the Rufford Brach ...
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.
... now on the Wolverhampton level, i.e. no locks between here and Wolverhampton.
As we passed Malthouse Stables which used to be a secure mooring we saw it was marked private mooring, and the secure fences now had gaps in! BW must have sold it. We moored finally at the Black Country Museum.
We made phone calls to boatyards to find a slipway but had no success.
No locks, 8 miles
Tue 10th Sep
We visited the Black Country ...
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