Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.
I hope you will join me in my rambles and do please comment – I love to hear from and meet new people in blogland!
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Feeling everso slightly cream crackered as it's been a long day, so you are only getting a short posting. We woke to a bright sunny, but cool morning. Set off at 8.15am and continued up the B&F to Salford junction, we then did the entire Tame Valley canal.
This means we have now done the whole of the BCN. Walsall canal, Wednesbury Old canal, new main line, and finally Netherton branch.
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Monday, 16 September 2019
Wow what a brilliant weekend we had at The Samuel Barlow, Alvecote. it finished last night with a sing along, chatter and of course beer, but we were both on the Lime and Soda for a change, because the OH had a dodgy tum.
After some overnight rain, this morning we woke to low cloud and therefore drizzle, but it was time to say "Goodbye" to The Samuel Barlow for this year. We left the marina at 8.30am behind Sarah on Princess Anne and caught her up at Glascote Locks, where I helped lock her down and sent her on her way.
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Sunday, 15 September 2019
THANK YOU for the Anniversary best wishes. It is very much appreciated.
Having enjoyed our meal at the Samuel Barlow, we decided to stay on for the Russell Newbury Engine Rally. We had been moored out on the towpath, but had a bad night's sleep with the goods trains being on the move so close to the boat for most of the night, so we untied and moored along Brighton the Narrowboat Trust butty, but as boats arrived for the rally, we realised we were becoming a target for winding boats, so moved past the marina and to a nice quiet mooring. I then got a message from the marina owner, to say we could moor in the marina by the pub to improve the view. So on Friday morning, we pootled down to Glascote to go food shopping at Aldi, winded and made our way back to a mooring in the marina. It was so very kind of the owner to allow us in and into such a wonderful spot. Throughout the day more boats with Russell Newbury engines arrived, some who were people we knew and had not seen for ages, which meant we would be doing a lot of catching up.
The weekend has been filled with beer, chatter and laughter.
Today, it has been another day of chatting, laughing and drinking, beer and tea. We had a lovely time onboard Uranus with Meg, Paul, Viv, Paul and Sarah. Meg and Paul supplied the tea and coffee and I supplied a Victoria Sandwich, which I baked on Saturday morning. Tonight we will be joining the gang again for one last hurrah, before we all go ou seperate ways. Our journey will take us into Birmingham again, so watch this space for updates.
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Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Well where did that time go. Yes today is our Crystal Wedding Anniversary. Fifteen has just flown by, but then they do say "Time flies when you are having fun" and we have most definitely been having fun. Infact we are still on our honeymoon.
It was most definitely an eventuful day.
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Tuesday, 10 September 2019
I must be feeling my age, because I was in bed last night just after 9.15pm. I was feeling so tired and not myself, so decided the best place was bed. I did have a good nights sleep, but woke up this morning with a dodgy right knee. This is the knee which was damaged in a moped accident and the knee which I had the cartlidge removed. I am hoping it will settle down over the next couple of days.
Despite the dodgy knee, we were up and on our way at 8am.
Derwent 6. It has been an absolute age, since we saw them last, so it was so wonderful to say a quick "Hello" and swap cruising details.
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