Category Archives: Spring

A long slow slog up hill

It was another non-descript day when we got up and headed off towards Audlem Bottom Lock No 27 and although we’d heard several boats move off from the moorings they all seemed to have been going north. So when we arrived at the bottom of Audlem there was only one boat in front of us. Continue reading

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To Pilate without a pilot

From Stanthorne Lock No 3 to Coole Pilate Leisure Moorings, a distance of 16 miles, 3 flg and 5 locks. We heard a couple of boats go past us before we got up and we started the day third in … Continue reading

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A bad case of Deja Vu

From Marbury Woods Footbridge to Stanthorne Lock No 3, a distance of 16 miles, ½ flg and 5 locks. Or maybe its Groundhog day. That odd feeling that you’ve been here before, and that the day is one you’ve already … Continue reading

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To the woods… again!

From Jacksons Bridge No 7 to Marbury Woods Footbridge, a distance of 16 miles, 2¾ flg and 7 locks. A couple of boats had passed us by the time we got up but there was only one directly in front of … Continue reading

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Just a few locks

From Tom’s Moorings to Jacksons Bridge No 7, a distance of 18 miles, flg and 23 locks. After travelling up on Thursday afternoon and eating in The Talbot we made an early start. That seems to becoming standard practice for … Continue reading

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A few days away

Well the boat has been getting quite a bit of use recently. A trip to Wigan over the Easter holidays which got all changed round but will be blogged about as part of the testing of the new route importer … Continue reading

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A Sunday in Spring

By the time Sunday arrived spring was long gone. Admittedly the mist had cleared and the Wrekin was visible once more but there were low scudding clouds, a complete lack of sunshine and, as is always the case with this … Continue reading

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Spring Saturday

Kathy and I arrived on Friday evening and got the boat loaded up and tried a couple of experiments with the new curtains. On Saturday morning we got up and cast off and moved over to the waterpoint. The water … Continue reading

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