Jannock and Harnser left the moorings at Pelsall Junction at 10 am. the last boats in the convoy to depart. We had absolutely no problems on the remaining length of the Wyrley and Essington canal unlike all the trips we made down the weed hatch last year. We passed a few boats on the way, one had a large piece of wood jammed in his propeller and 3 were just removing rubbish like rope and wire. 4 of the earlier boats managed to turn left at Birchills Junction instead of right, 3 of them realised in time to turn round but unfortunately one is now travelling alone. The growth of Floating Pennywort has got worse over the past 12 months. I was under the impression BW had been given permission to use a weed killer on it, but I may have that wrong. We arrived at Wolverhampton at about 3 30 pm which for the canals we have been travelling on today is very good. We now have boats moored all the way from the top of the locks to Broadstreet Tunnel.
To see more information about this trip please go to
Grahams Blog at http://jannock.blogspot.com/2009/08/bcn-explorer-cruise-day-1.html
and Peters Blog at http://nbgecko.blogspot.com/
You will find our latest position at