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 LP110 Leisure battery 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 3 Reasons you won’t ever tell me 9/11 was not an inside job 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 Day 30 – Marston to Wheelock Day 29 – Dunham Massey to Marston Viewranger mapping app Day 28 – Plank Lane to Dunham Massey Day 27 – Crooke to Plank Lane The anti-Blair cometh…. Day 26 – Rufford to Crooke Day 25 – Morecambe to Rufford – 1,000th post eva! Six companies are about to merge into the biggest farm-business oligopoly in history Day 25 – Hawes to Morecambe Day 24 – Durham to Hawes Day 23 – Newcastle to Durham Day 22 – Norham to Newcastle Day 21 – Edinburgh to Norham Day 20 – Dundee to Edinburgh Day 19 – Aberdeen to Dundee Day 18 – Buckie to Aberdeen Day 17 – Inverness to Buckie Day 16 – Helmsdale to Inverness Day 15 – Helmsdale Day 14 – John O’Groats to Helmsdale Inverness and over the border Travelling by train with a bike UNESCO PLACES OF WORSHIP Day 11 – Tarleton to St. Mary’s Marina, Rufford Day 10 – Tarleton lock Day 9 – Crooke to Tarleton
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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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