Three Queens Hotel
Travel Blogs from Burton upon Trent
... at the first junction, and we saw no other boats moving for the rest of our 5 hour cruise. We travelled towards Wolverhampton, and turned right at Horseley Fields Junction onto the Wyrley and Essington, known as the Curly Wurly.
We had several visits to the weedhatch, and we paused for provisions at Sainsbury's, near the old Bentley Canal.
Just after Perry Hall Bridge we noticed some plum trees overhanging the canal. When we put the boat into ...
... 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 ...
... br> Back on Gabriel we met Barry from Xsara, who wanted to join BCF. He took away a form.
We had another camp kitchen meal before ending up in the beer tent to listen to Rainbow Road. We met some people from a boat that sells hedgerow products – jams from wild plants etc.
On our return we found the BCF form from Barry.
No boating today
Sun 15th Sep
The forecast had predicted a severe storm today with ...
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 ...