Yelvertoft -> Winwick in the Fields Extinction events in Ashby st Ledgers Braunston -> Yelvertoft Flecknoe -> Braunston Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat Calcutt Boats -> Flecknoe Weedon -> Calcutt Boats Painting a narrowboat water-tank Amazon tried to charge me postage on a free postage item Adding to narrowboat battery bank Weedon -> Dodford Painting the water tank (cover) Stowehill -> Weedon Nether Heyford -> Stowehill Gayton -> Nether Heyford Blisworth Arm -> Gayton List of dead bankers 2018 – conspiracy update Gayton Junction -> Blisworth Arm List of Demonetized YouTube stars Blisworth -> Gayton Junction Stoke Bruerne -> Blisworth Nether Heyford -> Stoke Bruerne Armed robbery Nether Heyford post office Winter boating – Minus 7.5c with snow Mini USB Voltmeter Norton Junction -> Nether Hayford Braunston -> Norton Junction Amazon Flex stopped paying me Google’s ‘alt-media off button’ for forthcoming war My year in Strava – 2017 New Years Walk 20th November update Whilton -> Braunston Dodford -> Whilton Weedon -> Dodford Google index is now spam Non-slip adhesive matting and other jobs Is this why my site has been censored? Nether Hayford -> Weedon Bec BMC 1,800 alternator First Patreon Pledger! Phone broke [Nether Hayford] Funny video of the day 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 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
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Day 36 – Alvecote to Ansty

Michael Tyler


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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.


Coventry Pylons


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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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