Monthly Archives: October 2008

Nothing to do with travel.

I thought I would mention that I am spending far too much time thinking about those at work when I am on holidays.  So now that I have mentioned it they can stop giving me grief – yes I am … Continue reading

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Hockley Heath to Kingswood Junction

Set off this morning in lovely sun again.   This canal is still very rural, lots of bends. We had a couple of draw bridges today.  Funniest sight was Howard crawling along the length of the boat on the roof to rescue the TV antenna while … Continue reading

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Kings Heath to Hockley Heath

Woke up this morning to 2 deg temp and a heating system that wasn’t working.    I think during the night we were all aware that it wasn’t working but to lazy or cold to get out of bed and do anything … Continue reading

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26 October – Birmingham to Kings Heath

Woke up to pouring rain.  It had been raining all night but passed by 9.00 am and cleared to a sunny afternoon.   Headed towards Cadbury World. 1st tunnel of the day was at Edgebaston. Kept going throuhg the outskirts of Birmingham to … Continue reading

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Birmingham

Still in Birmingham.   Staying till tomorrow when we will move on.   Cassandra is coming some time this morning to take Dad to do the pilgrimage to York. Lucky her.   Once she has gone we will wander around the town again … Continue reading

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Minworth to Brindley Place, Birmingham

Pulled the pins at about 8.00 am this morning as we had a big day ahead of us.  Was hoping to get the "bathrooms" pumped out first thing, they were a little bit um …ripe.   However it wasn’t to be … Continue reading

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21 October – Fazeley Junction to Cincinnati bridge, Minworth.

Made the turn at Fazely Junction with only a slight tap to the side of the boat, not too bad considering the wind.    The going is very slow at the moment, I think it is due to the shallow canals.   … Continue reading

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19/20 October – Hartshill to Fazely Junction via the Atherstone Flight

No internet connection yesterday so today is catch up day.     19 October A quick trip from Hartshill to the Athersone and the famous series of locks. The locks have been carefully restored and are extremely pretty and varied.  We had a wander around … Continue reading

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Hawkesbury to Harts Hill

Called in to Nuneaton to do the laundry – life in the fast lane!  It happened to be Market Day in the town, so while the washing was being done we had a walk around the town.  Nuneaton for those … Continue reading

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16 October Newbold on Avon to Hawkesbury Junction

Got away at a reasonable time yesterday and within 500 yards went through our first tunnel. Dad came out to supervise so I let him steer – he took to it remarkably well all things considering.  The tunnel was 250 … Continue reading

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