Monthly Archives: July 2012

July 13th The river opened

Friday the 13th wasn’t unlucky for us. At 08.30 this morning two canal river trust guys informed us the river was open but said if you are going to go make it sooner rather than later as the forecast is for more rain and it may close again. Norwyn knocked on John and Nancy’s boat [...]

July 12th 2012 Waiting in Alrewas

We set off from Fazeley this morning in glorious sunshine at last. We made a quick stop at the service block to empty the loo tank and top up with water in case we get stuck at Alrewas for a couple of days due to the river section being in flood. We arrived at Fradley [...]

July 11th Will the river be open

This morning it was wet again and not only wet but cold as well. We had decided that we would have a long day and try and get to Fazeley Junction. Setting off in the rain and cold we arrived at the top lock at Atherstone at 11:30.  There was a small queue so we [...]

July 10th 2012 Beyond Nuneaton

Well, two days to blog as yesterday we had no internet connection. That said it was the only bad thing about yesterday, the weather was sunny and warm and made for an enjoyable cruising day. We left our moorings around 09:30 and we were soon at Braunston turn were we took the left turn and [...]

July 8th 2012 Sunshine hooray

What a glorious day, well most of it, the odd dark cloud did appear but for the most part it was sunshine all the way. Another busy day today. Within a quarter of a mile of setting off we came to our first lock of the day at Radford.  Then onto the three Fosse locks. [...]

July 7th 2012 The Hatton Flight

No rain this morning when we set off.  It was a short trip to the top of Hatton Flight, where we stopped and filled the water tank and dumped some rubbish. Then it was time to get going. As we pulled into the lock another boat appeared in view and as these are double locks [...]

July 6th 2012 The weather man was spot on

The forecast was rain and by god they were right . It tipped down most of the day. It was already raining when we set off, after about a couple of miles we made a quick stop at Waring’s green boatyard to empty the loo tank. Then it was onto the Lapworth flight of locks. [...]

July 5th 2012 Cadbury World

We were woken this morning at 07:30 by a gentle tap on the boat from another boat.  Some little toe rag had untied  our back mooring rope and we were half way across the cut but we were soon tied up again. After showering and breakfasting we left Birmingham and headed for Bournvillle where we [...]

July 4th 2012 Into Birmingham

The moorings at Minworth were ok apart from the visit around 7pm of a youth on a motor bike who ripped up the tow path at brake neck speed, not once but twice covering the boat with mud as he did so. It was an ealy start today as we set off for Birmingham. It [...]

July 3rd 2012 New waters

We pulled away this morning at around 09:30 in overcast but dry, warm conditions. It was a steady journey down to Fazeley Junction. We used the service block at Peel’s Wharf before once again setting off. Soon it was time to leave the Coventry canal and turn right and head off down the Birmingham and [...]