Saturday, 12 June 2010

Out in the countryside.

1 Lock, 7.76 Miles. now moored at Brinklow.

Brinklow 004Meet the Coot family. Dot feeding them pellets kept their attention.

We said our farewells to Paul and Lynne on Nb Piston Broke as they are heading up to Fradley Junction before returning to Hillmorton to get their boat streeeetched. Rather them than me but Paul loves a challenge. So we will meet up with them again very soon.

Brinklow 006 A real old Gypsy caravan actually being lived in near Hawkesbury Junction.

With the Soccer world cup about to start we thought it might be wise to head out into the countryside for the week-end. It won’t matter if England wins or looses there will be a fair amount of drunken behaviour around any town or city, celebrating or commiserating.

Brinklow 009 This little fella isn't very old.

It appears that we are not the only one with this idea because we have passed lots of boats moored well away from civilisation all along the way.

Brinklow 017 Well fed Moorhen chicks at rest.

2233 locks, 4302.86 miles, 91 tunnels, 131 swing bridges and 58 lift bridges since Nov 2006


Paul (from Waterway Routes) said...

We might just catch you up if you don't go too fast. We're heading towards Braunston in motorway mode, before turning around to film the northern Oxford and Coventry Canals northbound. I should hate to miss you by just a few hours somewhere.

Jenny said...

Beautiful wildlife photos - and love the gypsy caravan. Your weather looks beautiful and warm, not like we have here in NZ

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Jenny
We are lucky to be so close to nature to take these photos. Weather has not been good this week but is forecast to improve.

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Paul
We look forward to catching up, see you soon.