We’re in Birmingham!

  We started our return journey  from Napton Junction and left Calcutt locks on Friday 31st Jan, cruising the short distance to the top of Stockton flight – 2 miles and 3 locks. On Saturday, 1st Feb, we did the 8 locks of the Stockton flight plus the 2 at […]

Into Brum and Out Again

  We stayed at Fradley Junction, or just south of it, and moved on Wednesday 8th Jan, after picking up another couple of parcels from Fradley village. (With gloomy forecasts of snow and ice often in the news, we’d decided to make up our own pump out kit in case […]

Christmas on the Trent & Mersey Canal

  We moved from Fradley Junction on Saturday 7th Dec and cruised to Alrewas – still don’t know how to pronounce that! Unfortunately, I left our windlass hanging on the fence whilst we moored and it was only when we were talking to a passing family that we realised, as […]

Coventry Canal Ticked Off The List

          We moved on Monday 18th November, on a lovely sunny autumn day, for our return trip down the Ashby, mooring for the night just south of Market Bosworth. On Tuesday, we continued cruising south and moored in a lovely spot near the village of Stoke […]

Coventry and The Ashby

      We left our moorings in Rugby quite late in the day on Monday 28th, having done a good shop in Tesco first. We didn’t go far and stopped at Newbold-on-Avon as we had an Amazon delivery going to the Post Office on Tuesday 29th. The towpath was […]

Banbury and Beyond.

  We stayed in Lechlade until Monday 30th September as the forecast for Sunday (29th) was pretty grim. We had a long journey on Monday; the first part of the river was almost as challenging as going upstream – the steering is interesting (!) as you are carried along by […]