Monthly Archives: October 2008

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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Coventry

A quite day to day, nursing bruises and basically just pottering around Coventry.   Spent an hour at the Cathedral, the old section and the new. Very moving, I welled up on more than one occasion.    Sorted out camera download … Continue reading

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Braunston to Newbold on Avon

Had a long walk this morning before we left as I wanted to take photos of a burnt out boat that I didn’t get yesterday.  Then walked up to Braunston village and then down along the roadway and back down … Continue reading

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14 October – Napton to Braunston

Picked up the boat at 1.30 and had a very comprehensive hand over.  He must have been happy with us a he let us leave the marina by ourselves.  Cruised up to Braunston a spent the night there.   Very rural … Continue reading

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Southam

13 October 2008   Mum and Dad made it to the UK in once piece, Dad is very impressed with the service he received because he was using a walking stick.  Excellent service, they push him around in a wheelchair … Continue reading

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