Daily Archive: June 2, 2011


Detained at Tixall

Thursday 2nd June, Tixall to below Shutt Hill Lock, (Staffs and Worcs Canal) An early start had been planned, hence at 0740 the engine roared into life, stuttered, and at 0742 stopped. Efforts to restart it led to what sounded like flooded cylinders. Pauses – investigations – breakfast – thinking time – and at 0820 a call to RCR (River and Canal Rescue Service).  By 1030 a cheerful and quietly confident marine engineer (plus apprentice) had trundled along the towpath...