Travelodge Telford Shawbirch
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... time we passed the pub and turned right up the Cannock Extension Canal which runs dead straight for 1½ miles to Norton Canes Boatbuilders and the A5. Halfway along there are two basins which used to be loading bays for the colliery. They now contain several permanently moored boats. The colliery is gone and the land around has returned to woodland and farmland with some open heath areas.
We turned in the entrance to the boatyard, and got a large heavy ...
... 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 ...
... on another aqueduct before arriving at Smethwick Locks, where a hire boat was coming up.
After going down the three locks we met another hire boat about to go up the locks. We were now on the Birmingham level.
We visited the Oozel Street Loop, where Sherborne Wharf is located, with a number of moored boats on secure pontoons. The entrance is narrow and a trip boat was coming towards us, so we pulled in to the side, where we got stuck. He was beckoning us on ...
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 ...
... this morning at King’s Church Aldershot. Another to Clive: Maggie has gone to Mull for a few days.
In the evening we watched Captain Correlli’s Mandolin on TV. Not seen it before. We now want to go back to Greece!
Next weeks plans: No idea really. Through the Netherton Tunnel tomorrow and moor at the Black Country Museum. Then it depends on boatyards and slipways. Maybe the “Curly Wurly” (Wyrley and Essington ...