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D3 Urban Birmingham on the GUC

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

We stopped for a very quick lunch, see my previous post for details of the morning trip, it had being prepared on the move as we didn’t want to delay too long. Catherine-de-Barnes is seen as the last place on the GUC to be able to moor safely on non-secure moorings and advice seems to […]

D3 Heading into Birmingham

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Each time I’ve gone into or from Birmingham taking a southern route , I’ve always taken the Stratford Canal route, which although longer does mean safe moorings are available a short day’s cruise from the city centre. This time I opted to take the Grand Union Canal route in, because we’re moving bases so it […]

What length for Youtube

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

I applaud Google’s taking over of Youtube, which I suspect some oppose purely because of the Google global domination strategy much like some people oppose Microsoft because of their market share. It is not because I love Google, though as I am a Gmail and Chrome user you may disagree that I’m not an adopter […]

D2 Hatton Lock flight

Monday, April 12th, 2010

On Sunday 14th March it was Mothers Day, we had spent the night in Warwick and was travelling a short distance today, just 4.5 miles, as we were booked into the Waterman pub for an evening meal. Under 5 miles, sounds like a short day? Well there was the case of doing 23 locks – […]

D1 Stockton – Warwick

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Our March trip on the boat was going to be a one-way trip from Stockton to Norbury as the boat is moving bases. We arrived at the boat late on Friday, or later than planned, so we decided to just go through Stockton locks and find somewhere to moor (we had only planned to go […]