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John A E Fox
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29 October: The last leg home along the Chesterfield Canal
Monday 29 October: Down the slipway and homewards (9 miles, 4 locks) We arrived at West Stockwith to prepare Annie for re-entering the water after her blacking. John refitted newly cleaned fenders front and rear. Liana drove to Retford & Worksop Boat Club t...
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29 October: The last leg home along the Chesterfield Canal
Monday 29 October: Down the slipway and homewards (9 miles, 4 locks) We arrived at West Stockwith to prepare Annie for re-entering the water after her blacking. John refitted newly cleaned fenders front and rear. Liana drove to Retford & Worksop Boat Club t...
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22-26 October: Getting Annie's bottom blacked!
Monday 22 October: Out of the water John returned to West Stockwith at midday, prepared Annie and moved her across the basin to the slipway. The tractor had an articulated lorry trailer in the water, with five foot poles sticking up on either side. John gui...
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October 17-20: Down the River Trent to West Stockwith
Wednesday 17 October: God
daughter Jo visits and then on to Holme Pierrepoint (3 ½ miles, 2
locks) It's lovely to have another fine, dry autumnal day. We tidied up and
then walked near the canal through the Castle Meadow area, past the
expensive-looking HM ...
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12-14 October down the River Soar from Leicester to Loughborough
Friday 12 October: a blustery
journey Northwards from Leicester to Syston (6.5 miles, 5 locks) Liana tells me we have hurricane Callum to thank for the strong wind
and flapping. Some passersby have umbrellas, too, but we can't see
much rain on the water: De...
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3-11 October: from Braunston to Foxton, Market Harborough and on to Leicester
Wednesday 3 October: From
Braunston to Norton Junction and the Grand Union Leicester Line to
beyond Yelvertoft (13 miles, 13 locks) We slept well, waking after 8am to find sunshine finding its way
through the overhanging trees near the Old Turn. After the ...
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from Braunston along theGrand Union Leicester Line, to Foxton & Market Harborough
Wednesday 3 October: From
Braunston to Norton Junction and the Grand Union Leicester Line to
beyond Yelvertoft (13 miles, 13 locks) We slept well, waking after 8am to find sunshine finding its way
through the overhanging trees near the Old Turn. After the ...
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1-2 October: Along the North Oxford Canal to Braunston
Monday 1 October: on our way to
Hawkesbury Junction, and on to the North Oxford Canal to bridge 35,
past Stretton Stop (12 miles, 1 lock) A cold, overcast morning in Coventry Basin saw us up, lighting the
fire, taking our picture with Brindley, chatting wit...
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22 September onwards: Rugeley to Fradley Junction and the Coventry Canal no pics
Saturday 22 September: Rugeley to
Fradley Junction and on to Hopwas The weather forecast predicted rain later, two boats woke us up after
7AM, so John set off not too late and had breakfast en route. This
familiar route is, nevertheless, always enjoyable. T...
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17-21 Sept 2018: Staffs & Worcester plus Trent & Mersey canals with Min and Angela Palmer
Monday 17 September: Kinver to
Swindon (5.5 miles, 7 locks) We arrived at Kinver at lunchtime, in bright sunshine, so soon set
off through Kinver, Hyde and Stewponey Locks to Stourton Junction,
past overhanging trees and red sandstone cliffs, through the ti...
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