D4 Birmingham Circular

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

We had spent the night of 15th moored at Cuckoo Wharf, and can recommend it as a secure site, though off-site amenities are limited – there’s a take-away and a Working Men’s Club for food, though I suppose you could walk to Star City and go to the cinema. We set off just after 9am, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Planning for the BCN

Friday, March 5th, 2010

I’m off out on the boat in mid-March, taking the boat from its base on the GUC to one on Shropshire Union ¬†for 2010 (which means I can then do the Llangollen in August), which means I’ll be going through Birmingham. Well, you could avoid it, but I like the BCN – though I’ve not […]