Google, other tech companies warned over ‘dangerous’ banning of neo-Nazis, hate groups How a bitcoin is made Fastening fairleads to my boat pt1 Google Censorship clamps down on the ‘alt-media’ Middle of nowhere – Near Gayton Sense of future – Unilever Saga 20 years on Censored by Google- 64% Black-hat Google penalty for White-hat site Final day painting and Gayton Marina Bonnie Eye Boat update Blisworth Marina 3 Reasons you won’t ever tell me 9/11 was not an inside job Nene and onwards Tradline ropes and things, Braunston Junction Houses past and present Bourne End to Weedon Bourne End upwards Little ride home Ease my Brexit shroom – Daan sawwf On the Thames again Day 41 – Newquay to Lands End Day 40 – Tavistock to Newquay Day 39 – Exeter to Tavistock Bonnie Revival Hungerford -> Newbury -> Aldermaston BMC 1800 waterpump Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) and Watership Down Hungerford Marsh -> Hungerford Froxfield -> Hungerford Marsh To Ham Bird action in Oak Hill World Press Freedom Index Oak Hill – Dun Aqueduct Oak Hill Little Bedwyn -> Oak Hill 5 popular destinations for travelling where disease is still rife Chased by sheep – Little Bedwyn Taking a long walk…. Great Bedwyn -> Little Bedwyn Sunday on the canal Crofton Meadows -> Great Bedwyn Wolf Hall -> Crofton Meadows Brimslade -> Wolf Hall My first Zander Wotton Rivers -> Brimslade Most visited sites on the internet ABS Review – Leisure batteries for a narrowboat Burbage wharf Mooring in Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire Sunday in Pewsey Measuring the draft Looking for moorings around Wootton River/Clench New button fitted! Milkhouse Water, Wiltshire Now in Pewsey, CRT mooring rules Get into Stonehenge free Flaperon from MH370; no story – 1 month on Skyrim V Connect/’sign in’ to ‘open network’ wifi on Windows 10 My personal Strava movie – 2016 The biggest hacks of 2016 – A year in hacking US vs Bullying China Russian Google and Reddit misdirects skewing Google Analytics First complaint Winter electricity usage Devizes The fight for freedom, Not In My Back Yard Donald Trump – Puppet masters, Parody to victory, and the march to nationalism US Presidential elections 2016 Taking a narrowboat on the Thames Giles Wood – Melksham Bonny Journey List of dead bankers 2016 – conspiracy update Day 38 – Taunton to Exeter Day 37 – Seend Park to Taunton Day 36 – Seend Park to Bradford on Avon Day 49 – Caen Hill Marina to Seend Park Bleeding a BMC 1800 marine engine Day 48 – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Devizes – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Honey Street to Devizes Day 46 – Great Bedwyn to Honey Street Day 45 – Newbury to Great Bedwyn Day 43 – Theale to Newbury Day 42 – Goring to Theale Day 41 – Oxford to Goring Day 40 – Aynho to Oxford Day 39 – Claydon to Aynho Day 38 – Flecknoe to Claydon Day 37 – Ansty to Flecknoe Day 36 – Alvecote to Ansty Day 35 – Kings Bromley to Alvecote Day 34 – Little Haywood to Kings Bromley News Winter moorings Day 33 – Stone to Little Haywood Day 32 – Kidsgrove to Stone Day 31 – Wheelock to Kidsgrove Cask ale week – Use your mobile to claim free beer Chimney repairs
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Day 36 – Alvecote to Ansty

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Long day.

Didn’t even stop for lunch.

Atherstone locks

Atherstone locks
Atherstone locks

A series of 11 locks, taking you from an altitude of around 230ft to 310ft, (above sea level) through the Warwickshire countryside.

Each lock has a water-pound alongside, these used to be used to keep the locks topped up in times gone by. Now they are all redundant, some with the sluice gate operational, most not. Just weedy duck ponds by the sides of the locks.

The locks are quite pretty still.

They are busy also. The lock-keeper at the top of the locks keeps a tally of the number of boats. It’s in double figures by the time I finish.

I start the locks at 11:30am and finish at 3pm.

The volunteers here are fairly helpful.

Coventry canal

Turns out to be pretty wide and deep in places and speed can be adjusted accordingly.

Long day

In my efforts to escape the Coventry environs, I end up cruising beyond sunset, eventually mooring up close to the M6 at Ansty at 6:40pm.

Watching Bear Grylls’s celebrity Island on C4. Feels good to be watching telly on the boat in the middle of no-where.

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One comment:

  1. Wow was a long day. Yea. it’s great to sit and watch TV at the end of a long day in the peace of the countryside. I liked the back end of Coventry there’s lots to see and it all looks good from the canal. Enjoy….happy cruising 🙂

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