Friday, 27 April 2012

Birmingham and bcn clean up

Hi
We got to Alvecote marina last Thursday and sorted out were to moor and got ready to go the BCN clean up with the WRG and meeting up with some friends,
We spent Saturday and Sunday cleaning out the canal around Walsall they was about 55 wrgies throwing graping hooks into the canal and hopping to pull something out of the canal  which we did   bikes , shopping trolleys, car tyres, and lots more things  over all they cleaned up about 6miles of canal  and the weather stayed dry for the weekend





Monday we heading off again and this time we heading into Birmingham and south for a few days then head back to Alrewas
Monday we moored up at curdworth bottom lock we have moored here before and it is a nice mooring
Tuesday we went up curdworth lock which is 11 locks over 3 miles
Wednesday it rained so we did not move
Thursday we headed of to Birmingham we set of at 8 as the weather was ok and started our way up the first of 14 locks we were going to do today below are some photos taken on our first trip into Birmingham

just about to go under this building

under the building

out the other side

star city

M6 above us

under M6

Salford junction under M6

this was a metal recycling plant cars went in and shreded metal came out 

Question why do the bridge have a hole/gate in them

St Andrews Birmingham city f.c


old wharf

not sure what this is just sheet of really shinning metal

at the end of the day we ended up doing 15 miles and 14 locks we moored up at Catherine DE Barnes nice village


Monday, 16 April 2012

WRG Easter camp at Chesterfield canal

Hi all
Hope you had a lovely Easter hols
Tina and I had a really lovely time working on the chesterfield canal with WRG, we were build a foot bridge over the canal at Staveley. So we did lots of bricklaying the weather was OK apart from one day when it snowed and we stayed in and got bored
Below are some of the photos also a link to the rest

start of the week

day one


last day
click the link for rest of the photo

After 10 days away it took us a couple of days to get boat sorted and ready to go off again we went down the Erewash in a day and then onto the River Trent to sawley cut where we were going to stop but due to the rain the river level was up and the flood lock was going to be closed so we carried on, we are heading for Alvecote as we going to do a BCN clean up weekend with the WRG they are over 50 going and we are cleaning up around Walsall arm
We are hoping to get to Alvecote Thursday ready to be picked up on Friday  then back Sunday   not sure what we are going to do next  as my Mum and Dad are coming up to see us around May 13th hope to meet them around Alrewas as they like to go to the NMA.  while we had some nice weather Tina has been painting


On the way down the Erewash we saw this snake swimming

Also saw the first duckling of the year

This is sunset at sawley cut when we were going up to Langley mill and I forget I took them




We are hoping to get to Alvecote Thursday ready to be picked up on Friday  then back Sunday   not sure what we are going to do next  as my Mum and Dad are coming up to see us around May 13th hope to meet them around Alrewas as they like to go to the NMA

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