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Aug 26

I’ve travelled down the length of the Stourbridge canal, and what a contrast: immediately upon moving on from th Stourbridge arm, the cana changed from an urban, often industrial one, to an absolutely tranquil rural canal. Sheep, horses, the inevitable … Continue reading

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Aug 25

I toured to the end of Dudley #2 canal, and have descended from Windmill End junction along the length of the Dudley #1 canal to the bottom of the Delph flight of locks. Stopping for major shopping, provisioning, and their … Continue reading

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Aug 22

Today was again one of those days that reminded me why I wanted to do this. I have left Birmingham city, and toured along the main line: There are so many choices… I did my first 3 locks single-handed. Lots … Continue reading

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Aug 16

I am in Birmingham at Cambrian Wharf. This is a secure mooring area for visitors right in the heart of the city. Pat and Kerry have returned to Canada after a wonderful month of exploration and cruising. We have travelled … Continue reading

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Aug 12

Warwick We toured the castle, spending the day doing lots of the ‘tourist’ things. We saw two falconry (well, osprey, vulture, owl, eagle, and faclon) displays with amazing large raptors. Several flew close enough to the crowd so people ducked. … Continue reading

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Aug 9

We are in Warwick, having spent a couple of very laid back days. We stopped in Long Itchington, a delightful little village, with a sleepy, open feel to it. There was a very old house that Elizabeth I stayed in, … Continue reading

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Aug 3 & 4

Yesterday, we took the train to London, departing early in the morning after a long walk to the station. The train was fast, inexpensive and on time. We went to London primarily to see the War Cabinet rooms, Churchill’s government … Continue reading

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Aug 1 & 2

We are now in Rugby, and have spent time at Napton Junction, and Braunston, the crossroads of the Oxford and Grand Union Canals. Very busy, with LOTS of boats, and a lot of new hire boat (rental boats) people going … Continue reading

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July 29 & 30

The great weather has finally changed somewhat. We had a thundershower mid day Monday, then rain again in the evening. Tuesday started in the rain so we got underway in jackets, etc. but that quickly broke up leaving another beautiful … Continue reading

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July 26, 27, & 28

Well, lots to catch up on. We journeyed up the Thames to arrive in Oxford. The link between the river Thames and the Oxford canal is called the Sheepwash channel, and was a reminder that the Oxford Canal is for … Continue reading

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