The White House Hotel and Restaurant
Travel Blogs from Telford
Monday 16th Sep
A gloriously sunny morning. James went to visit the old pumphouse on the hill at Windmill End, and got some photos of the boats departing from the Black Country Boating Festival.
As we reversed out of our mooring another boat went past the junction heading towards the tunnel. This boat has a lot of brass on the sides in artistic panels. We reversed to the junction and turned to follow them. They were very slow in ...
... the local church. They are taking part in tomorrow’s service at the festival, and they had a few craft stalls.
Another John (John Hayford) asked if his group could play some Christian songs and chat to people. They have an organisation called OAC (Open Air Contact) and they have been coming to this festival for years. They know Malcolm and Stephanie Grey-Smart (BCF). We joined John on some of the songs, as the team were all in conversation with ...
... br> We left a message with Tony Friar at Hawne Basin to see if he could fit us in this Friday. He replied that he could so we rang Jim to say 9am Friday.
No boating today
Wed 11th Sep
We had used up our 48H mooring, and had two days spare, so we cruised down the Old Main Line towards central Birmingham. We went over an aqueduct by the Netherton Tunnel entrance, and then travelled along underneath the M25 for a mile, crossing the New ...
... a gap year specialist.
Yes, I did feel too old to be shopping there, but hey ho, they had what we needed.
Now the challenge will be how the hell I fit a bulging 80 litres of stuff from the old rucksack into the new 70 litre one.... hmmmm.... may have to leave the inflatable crocodile behind :(
... and managed to find the Zion Christian Centre. They have two services – 9.30 and 11.30. We arrived at 11.20 and were invited to have a coffee. We met Martin, the guy who had spotted us in the Waggon and Horses at Wombourne, and had given us a word he felt God had given him for us.
The worship was excellent with a talented group of musicians and singers. Two new songs which we may like to learn. The talk was all about fears and phobias, which is ...