Alrewas

We’ve pretty much had a couple of perfect days.  Warm and sunny, with a lot of other boats coming the other way!  We started off at a bright & early 8am (which seemed to strike a nice balance between needing to get going & acknowledging that it is actually a holiday). Generally we find that…

Alrewas

We’ve pretty much had a couple of perfect days.  Warm and sunny, with a lot of other boats coming the other way!  We started off at a bright & early 8am (which seemed to strike a nice balance between needing to get going & acknowledging that it is actually a holiday). Generally we find that…

Alrewas

We’ve pretty much had a couple of perfect days.  Warm and sunny, with a lot of other boats coming the other way!  We started off at a bright & early 8am (which seemed to strike a nice balance between needing to get going & acknowledging that it is actually a holiday). Generally we find that…

Fradley, here we come. ..

Busy moorings at Alrewas meant that we were moored on the far south side of town.  There was obviously a wild party happening in town, as we could hear the thumping music right down where we where, so that was plenty close enough. In 2 new firsts for us, we had to use the mooring…

Minworth flight

Last night we moored next to the nature reserve at the bottom of Minworth locks. It’s so noisy!  All those bloody birds twittering all night, and then a cuckoo from daybreak cuckooing for all it was worth. By lock 6 there were volunteer lockies, and a bit of excitement in the form of an old…

We’re outta here!

We made it out of the marina!  We have been up in Nottingham for 6 weeks now, so it’s not the first time we’ve made it out of the marina, but it’s possibly the last time. Today is the day that we start back to our new mooring in Droitwich 🙂 I’ve been at work…

It’s the journey, not the destination

This week is Jethro’s last week in Nottingham marina, so the focus is on making sure that we’re ready for our first ‘big’ trip from Nottingham to Birmingham. All planned out on that most awesome of websites: Canalplan.org.uk, which hopefully will turn out to be fairly accurate with its timings. I’d got 2 days leave booked after…

Another photo of the Trent

another photo from May bank holiday weekend – I’m pretty sure that’s rain on the roof, but in those few moments the sun was out and the sky was blue. We’re probably wearing winter jackets tho…