Ye Olde Dog & Partridge
Travel Blogs from Tutbury
... propeller in the bins, and moored on what we assumed were visitor moorings. We had an afternoon snooze, and later on James tried to go for a walk, but he could not get out of the secure mooring area, as the padlocks were not the usual CRT keys.
This was quite a noisy mooring due to the proximity of the M6.
No locks, 11 miles
Thu 19th Sep
It was forecast wet today, from the small hours until about 4pm. However, when we ...
... 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 ...
... a tour of the stalls and found a useful leaflet about the BCN (Birmingham Canal Navigations) showing places to moor, and where the facilities points are.
We had lunch again at the “camp kitchen” and listened to a live band
We then went to find Kew where we helped a few people onto the boat to look round.
Jan James was there as well as Richard Alford and John. Roger & Pam McLelland turned up for a visit. We went to get ...
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.
... going in front of us, a long way ahead. Another came in behind us when we were halfway through. The tunnel takes about 40 minutes.
On the way to Hawne Basin, we lurched up and over a submerged fibreglass boat under a bridge. At Gosty Hill Tunnel there was a boat waiting and two boats coming through towards us. Going through this narrow tunnel was just as bad as before, slowly pushing water in front of us as there is nowhere else for it to go.
At Hawne Basin ...