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Engine Temperature sensor.... how much!
It's a stomach butterfly moment when a warning buzzer sounds on the engine control panel while out cruising especially when it's the overheating warning light that is on. All thoughts go through my mind as I pull in to lift the engine covers and assess the ...
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Stafford link.
I had a walk into Stafford from Tixall Wide, a good walk of four miles, all of which is along towpaths and footpaths right into Stafford town, terminating at the 24 hour Asda supermarket. As you turn off the canal at Baswich you walk along a long gone branc...
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Stafford link.
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Western Hall
From our mooring today we can see the imposing Elizabethan edifice that is Western Hall , it looks fabulous lit up after dark.  Roly and I decided, or were coerced into treating our lady's to an afternoon tea at the Hall. This meant the shorts and sandals I...
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Western Hall
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Yeovil
Our daughter and boyfriend came for a visit in between a weekend at the Download festival and a week in Malta.  Steve kindly provided dinner in the Greyhound Inn . Before Nikita left for the airport she treated us to a meal in Bar No 26 , a fathers day trea...
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Yeovil
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Stone
Moved down to Tixall Wide, it's more like stopping in a lake than a canal. Weather has been kind since we left Birmingham and the forecast is for it to continue. The following morning we were pleasantly surprised to find the Haywood Junction water point emp...
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Springwatch 2018
We are back on the Staffordshire and Worcester canal heading north towards Great Haywood.  Wednesday was a showery day, as there was very little wind it was a pleasant cruise under the golf umbrella when needed. Watching damp lock wheelers working from the ...
Springwatch 2018
Springwatch 2018
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Back to the countryside
It's great to be out of the city, the canals were built to connect coal, industry and ports, these parts of the system are great in their own historic way but we prefer the rural isolated villagey bits. Five  miles from Autherley junction is Wheaton Aston a...
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Back to the countryside
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Autherley Junction
Misty 07:30 start to today's cruise from Dudley canal   Klara at Factory junction. FL enters Coseley tunnel Klara exits Coseley tunnel We traveled through an industrial landscape during a two hour cruise to the first of the Wolverhampton flight of 21 locks....
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Autherley Junction
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Black Country living museum
Not that we are fair weather boaters you understand but the monsoon conditions that greeted us this morning meant that we would leave the boats tied up for another day. A lull of a couple of hours before lunch time allowed me to get out with the camera and ...
Black Country living museum
Black Country living museum
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Tipton Slasher
It's a short walk into Tipton from our mooring, on the way to the High St. you pass Coronation gardens, in its centre is a statue of William Perry (1819-1890) a Victorian bare knuckle fighter known as the 'Tipton Slasher'. He was  Pugilist Champion of Engla...
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Tipton Slasher
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