Monthly Archives: April 2012

April 9th 2012 Onto The Shropshire Union Canal

The weather forecast today was for rain and by jingo they got it right.  It was raining when we set off this morning around 09:15 and it didn’t stop all day. We used the supermarket app on the Iphone to find a Morrison’s and moored up near wolverhampton.  Sheila went off to collect some shopping […]

April 8th 2012 Happy anglers

It was very misty and wet when we set off this morning.  The first of the ten locks we would do today was only around a quarter of a mile away. There were several boats  on the move today so it was nice at the locks- plenty of help available. The weather improved after lunch, […]

April 7th 2012 Pastures new

When  set of from Rugeley around 10am this morning, it was raining although not hard.  We had a steady run down to Great Haywood junction where we moored on the water point to top the tank and empty the loo tank at the elsan point.  By the time we had finished boats were waiting to […]

April 6th 2012 Onto Rugeley

There was a sharp frost overnight and the grass was white, but the sun was shinning first thing as we left our moorings at Alrewas. The first lock was not far and we were soon through and making our way to Fradley Junction. We made good progress through the first three locks but joined a […]

April 5th 2012 Off at last

What a difference a day makes. We rose this morning to a bright but cold morning with light winds and no rain or snow. After getting everything sorted we at last backed off the marina pontoon mooring around 10:00.  It was good to be on the move again. It was steady progress over the familiar […]

April 4th 2012 Snow stopped play

Wow what a day, we woke this morning to howling wind and SNOW. We had planned to set off on our travels today but the weather had other ideas. With no improvement in the weather by lunchtime we decided to stay put in the marina for one more day, so fingers crossed we can set […]

April 3rd 2012 Back on board

We set off from Suffolk around 10am and made good time. The roads were quiet and the rain held off.  We arrived at the Marina around 13:15. It was a busy afternoon unpacking and getting the boat ready for our departure tomorrow. Norwyn went to the shop and bought a bag of coal and a […]

April 2nd 2012 Ready for the off

We have had a great few days with this glorious spring weather hanging on. We have taken in some walks and a spot of birdwatching. Ben and Claire came up on Sunday and will leave Monday evening,it was really good to catch up with them as we hadn’t seen them since early January. We have […]