Tuesday, 4 November 2014

kings Bromley Marina Tuesday 4 November

Yet again we had rain overnight but woke to a sunny morning, It was the coldest night this autumn with the minimum temperature dropping to 2° but was to to 5° when we set off at 9-30 am.

You may recall I posted about this canal being part funded by the Coventry Canal company and a bit by the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Company to between bridge 78 of the Coventry and Whittington Bridge of the B&F. There is actually a stone to mark the spot.
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We met quite a few boats today, more than we have seen for some time, but there were very few moored at Hopwas, only one other outside the pub and 3 by the woods, likewise at Fradley Junction only a couple of boats just before the water point.

Just before Streethay there was an interesting push butty moored up, as you can see the stern of the butty is shaped to fit the bows of the motor.
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We stopped for a quick bit of lunch at Fradley before continuing on through the swing bridge which is still waiting for CaRT to fit a locking mechanism to it. Out into the deserted junction in a steady sweep to the left and then up the three lock, all with us to our marina.map KB Today’s Journey 3 locks, 1 Junction, 3 canals 11 miles

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