Thursday, 22 August 2013

Jon & Michelle, 17th – 22nd August, 2013

Great Haywood – Ingestre Bridge – Fradley – Hopwas – Curdworth – Hopwas – Rugeley – Great Haywood

Probably about 60 miles, 26 hours.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Branston to Alrewas

Ran the engine early because we needed to do a wash. Cloudy day with a couple of short drizzly periods. Sam bored with the limitations imposed by his damaged foot. Decided to stop in Alrewas so we could post Elissa's letter home in the morning, and get something suitable from the butcher or Co-op

5.2 miles, 4 locks, 4.5 hours engine

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Branston to Horninglow and back

Cloudy with some sun. Stopped for lunch at Shobnall Fields before winding at Horninglow Basin and returning to Branston water park.

5.8 miles, 4 locks, 4.3 engine hours.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Bremerton to Fradley

Sunny day until a brief shower about 6.30. Queues at the locks but an easy run through. Pump-out at Kings Bromley wharf marina – £16 and would only do Green not Blue. Shallowness of the canal opposite the entrance made turning in difficult after overshooting slightly.

Tied up on the 48 hour moorings at Fradley.

5.3 miles, 4 locks, 5 hours engine.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Wolseley Bridge to Brereton

Stopped to do a shop in Rugeley. Did a wash load. Ted up at the Ash Tree. Play area very simple but Sam really enjoyed it.

4 miles, 0 locks, 3 hours engine

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Great Haywood to Wolseley Bridge

Queue at Colwich lock. Sunny day. Children were enjoying boating. Tied up just beyond Wolseley Bridge and had nearly three hours at the wildlife centre.

2.5 miles, 2 locks, 2.5 hours engine