Saturday, 7 March 2009

Back on the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal

0 Locks, 8 miles. Now moored at bridge 17.

Marston Junction where the Ashby Canal meets the Coventry Canal

Another lovely day to cruise up to Trinity Marina on the Ashby to meet up with John and Elizabeth on Nb Helen Louise, another NZ couple who we met last year. They moor up over winter and work locally then come spring time they are off out cruising again.

Along the way we stopped and spoke to Roy on Nb Gerald who is just in the process of going online with the help of his son. He bought a laptop in Coventry and his son is setting it all up for him.

Spotted on the Ashby Canal. Pedal boat built for two

With the weather improving there are more boats venturing out now. Contractors are busy hedge trimming all along the Ashby and doing a fine job. As we don’t have to be at Great Haywood for another 6 weeks we will spend a bit more time on the Ashby to see if there is anything we missed last time.

1588 locks, 3344 miles, 57 Tunnels, 44 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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