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Home again, home again

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Daily blog | 3 comments

Tuesday 28th October (3L) Kings Lock, Middlewich We have arranged to meet Mark, our purchaser, again today and the plan was to motor up to Middlewich and moor somewhere near Bridge 166 so that he could join us. It was only a couple of miles so we were moored up outside Booth Lane Convenience Store rather earlier than arranged. Glyn texted Mark to let him know. We had a little time to have a clean round and tidy up but we with the end of our trip getting ever nearer we have generally been keeping everything up together. Mark arrived after lunch and seemed as pleased as before with his proposed acquisition. We spent several hours just going over all the details and supplying information. Glyn had a list of things to make sure we told him and he had his own questions to ask. It was all a bit overwhelming for him. There seemed such a lot to learn! Of course when we took on the boat we had about half-an-hour of the engineer’s time at Venetian and the rest of it we found out for ourselves, but when you try to pass on 7 months experience in a couple of hours it does seem a lot. Mark elected not to travel along...

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Trent & Mersey Part 4

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Daily blog | 0 comments

Friday 24th October (1L 1639.96M 60F) Kent Green It was still wet in the morning, but we weren’t planning a long trip today so we held on where we were for a while. We are meeting up with Julie & George tomorrow. My original plan had been to meet them at Kidsgrove and go up the Macclesfield canal for a day before winding and returning to their car. That would have made parking and retrieving the car easy. On further reflection we realised that there would be no locks to do and it is the locks that keep our visitors busy. So we have changed our plan and now intend to travel on from Kidsgrove along the T&M and knock off some of the locks that we have to do on our way to Middlewich. Before we set off a group of youngster in high vis jackets came along with an older supervisor. They wanted to use the loo at the services where we were moored and I lent them my key. It turned out that this was a group of dangerous felons sentenced to do hours of “Community Payback”. It made me think of the film, The Angel’s Share, that we have just watched. They are doing some work tidying up the canal. I...

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Caldon Canal

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Daily blog | 0 comments

Monday 20th October (13L 1611.69M +6H40M) Milton We are planning to make a small diversion from the Trent & Mersey and go to investigate the Caldon Canal. We must be at Venetian Marina a week on Wednesday, but that leaves us a few days to do a bit of exploring.   We left Stone behind as we made our way to the second flight of four locks. There is good mooring between the flights and a tasteful new housing development is a...

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Trent & Mersey Part 3

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Daily blog | 3 comments

Friday 17th October (4L 1587.93M) Shugborough Hall More sun and the temperature’s rising. Beautiful scenes of autumnal glory. We reached Fradley Junction mid-morning and returned to a canal that we last travelled on back in April. So Trent & Mersey Part 3 and a poignant reminder that time is running out and we are nearing our journey’s end. From Fradley Junction to its end at Preston Brook is 67 miles and milestones will steadily countdown our progress. We won’t have...

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Birmingham to Coventry Canal

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Daily blog | 2 comments

Tuesday 14th October (0L 1540.58M) Birmingham, National Indoor Arena After seeing Ian and Penny off to their Camper Van show, getting the washing up-to-date, and  hosing the cabin top, we cast off, waved goodbye to our hosts at Lyons and repeated our trip up to Birmingham city centre. This time we moored at the top of the Farmer’s Bridge flight ready to descend in the morning. Couldn’t resist taking a few more pictures along the way!       Before setting off...

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