Daily Archive: September 15, 2011


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...


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...

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