Saturday, 25 September 2010

Today we travelled down Whilton Locks and by luck we paired up with boat that had been hired by a Youth Club.
It was great to have a crew of ten doing the lock work.

Friday, 24 September 2010

We are currently moored on the Leceister Arm and today was spent bottling the homemade wine.
Also starting off the sloe and crab apple wines.

Monday, 20 September 2010

As we travelled from Rugby we see Al and Del from Derwent 6.
So last night was a homemade wine and sponge cake evening.
Sorry about the poor photo.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Hawkesbury Junction and lock as we near the end of our journey for today.

On our travels today we saw one of the last remaining telegraph poles used for the early telegraph cables.
The poles and cables followed the path of the canal.

The last couple of days Hilary has visited her parents in Worcester and last night we met Wendy and Rob for a drink at Atherstone.
The locks were bathed in sunshine as we left this morning.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

You see some strange things on the towpath!!!

This tight spot is at Handsacre where the canal is cut in the rock face.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Yesterday we moored at Great Haywood on the boundary of the Shugborough Estate the home of Lord Lichfield.
Pictured is the pack horse bridge which is between Great and Little Haywood.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Yesterday we left Stone with Diane and Peter on Plan B after carrying out work on both boats.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Hurray I have managed to finish painting the gunnels today just as the rain started to fall again.

Last night was the first meeting of the H.S.B.C. (Heartwood Supporters Boating Club) at the Crown and Anchor in Stone.
Penny and Mick sadly could not attend.