Daily Archive: September 15, 2011

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Branston Pickle

Hunt’s Lock, Fradley to 1 mile east of Willington, 13 miles and 9 locks Eastwards this morning – all previous destinations on this cruise have been generally south (Marsworth), west (Aylesbury, Coventry), north (Stoke Bruerne, Nuneaton) – so today’s beautiful calm and sunny morning, travelling into the rising sun, was both novelty and delight. Every mile or so there is a lock – and at each one there was a wait for boats ahead of us. But no matter, cooperation...

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Hut Havens 02

Tuesday’s report Downhill in Warwickshire 02 appears under Wednesday’s date. The  Blogspot server link was broken last night and a re-posting this morning put it in under Wednesday’s date. To today ( Wednesday):  Alvecote (Coventry Canal) to Fradley Junction (Trent and Mersey), 15.5 miles, 5 locks             “Better than yesterday!” remarked one boater after another. “Been tied up here for two days,” said one, in what was probably a Rhodesian accent. Celebrate! The wind did not blow, the rain did...