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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.


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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Spring Wood Haven to Cathiron.

Travelled 17.25 miles worked 1 lock all in a time of 6 hours 15 minutes.

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Amazing isn’t it, you get used to one lot of sound and sleep like a log and then when it changes you keep waking up. That was me last night. Over the past few days I have gotten used to generators, music and people enjoying themselves and yet I slept through it all. Last night all I could hear was Owls and the odd train and I kept waking up. Maybe I sleep better the noisier it is??

We left Spring Wood Haven at 8.15 am, there was a heavy dew on the boats roof and a mist over the railway. There was also an Autumnal chill in the air, but I guess that should be no surprise, because it is heading in our direction fast. The farmers are bringing in their harvests, the Blackberries are ripe on the bush and the Apples are thick on the trees, which is a sure sign that Autumn is almost upon us.

We headed off through the land of the Allotments, which is Nuneaton.

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A new form of water transport maybe?

There was a steady stream of boats on the move towards us all day and so when we got to Hawkesbury Junction we were in a queue of three boats to go through the lock at the turn. Having got through the lock, I made us some lunch and a cold drink as the heat was beginning to mount.

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Looks like this boat has been down under.

Then at All Oaks Wood we came across another.

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NB Chase has had that sinking feeling that is the third boat in two days we have seen sunken.

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At 2.30 pm we decided to stop at Cathiron, just in case there were no moorings at Newbold. It was a very pleasant days cruising, even with all the boats on the cut. We met up with a couple of boats we knew and had a quick natter. But now I am looking forward to putting my feet up and having a relaxing evening.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jo,

    Would you believe Nb Chase was also submerged in June when we were at Old Oaks Wood! Seems like C&RT cant be bothered to remove these boats! I was amazed that the tug by Winkwell lock had been there when you went past in February. Soon our canals will be a dumping ground for sunken boats and we will have to get by them the best we can!!
    Loved your Facebook photos of the boat gathering at Alvecote. You have the ability to see your surroundings and make the most incredible photos from it. Keep them coming. I love them.
    Xxxxx

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