Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Yet another rapid post

Dear Bella will be alone for a little while. We're off to foreign climes for a bit and she'll have the company of Bluebell in Blue Haven. We have still not updated the detailed journeys to now for a variety of reasons, not least of which, time!!

We'll be back to normal soon.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Another rapid update

We're in Blue Haven now, having come down the Coventry Canal, stopped at Hartshill then spent a few days in Newbold on Avon while Elizabeth did a day in London and Pete spent a day assessing grants on Bella. We pulled in just after 11 in the morning then spent the next 30 minutes trying to moor up. The basin is more silted up than ever, not dredged in our absence and we are resting on mud and only able to tie up within 1/2 a metre from the side. Oh for the open water!!! But we're here to leave Bella in a safe place whilst we whizz off to New York.

Before we go, we will fill in all the details of the past, what, month???

Saturday, 10 October 2009

On the Coventry Canal

Well, we went from the Trent to the Trent and Mersey and turned left onto the Coventry Canal and moored at Hopwas to the west of Tamworth. We set out from there this morning and made it through 16.5 miles and 13 locks including the Atherstone flight. We WILL post pics and more detail of the journeys which have been wonderful, but there has been no time!