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Archive for May 24th, 2014

BCN Challenge

Posted by indigodream on 24 May, 2014

11pm: just moored up beyond the Tame Valley Junction – the Walsall Canal looks surprisingly picturesque by night πŸ™‚

We are right on target and have decided on a 5am start so I’ll sign off now and catch up with you all then πŸ™‚

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BCN Challenge

Posted by indigodream on 24 May, 2014

9.20pm: Cruising the last leg of the day now – Walsall Canal, lock-free, to Ocker Hill.

The crew is weary now but we’ve had a good day and bang on schedule.

A dawn start should see us right tomorrow πŸ™‚

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BCN Challenge

Posted by indigodream on 24 May, 2014

It’s actually a nice evening now the thunderstorm has cleared the air.

Great view from the Walsall flight πŸ™‚

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BCN Challenge

Posted by indigodream on 24 May, 2014

Being Herbie’s pillow is a vital indoor job – obviously πŸ˜€

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BCN Challenge

Posted by indigodream on 24 May, 2014

7.30pm: Still meandering along the Curly Wyrley (Wyrley & Essington Canal) – it is entirely co-incidental that the crew have found essential jobs indoors while R helms us through an apocalyptic thunderstorm!

We did a risk assessment and reckon it’s safer to be on deck in a thunderstorm than on the bank trying to hammer steel pins into the towpath with a steel mallet, under the trees πŸ˜€

Almost 12 of the 24 hours done – last lock flight of the day to come – dropping down to Walsall then aiming to finish in Ocker Hill.

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BCN Challenge

Posted by indigodream on 24 May, 2014

Congestion at Anglesey Basin!

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BCN Challenge

Posted by indigodream on 24 May, 2014

D’oh – 3.20pm

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BCN Challenge

Posted by indigodream on 24 May, 2014

We’ve just picked up a guest hound – this is Pepper πŸ™‚

Almost at Catshill Junction – Anglesey Arm next…

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BCN Challenge

Posted by indigodream on 24 May, 2014

2.14pm We’re enjoying the lock-free section – an opportunity to have some hot food and dry out some if the morning’s wet clothes πŸ™‚

The hounds are loving the central heating – they’re really really toasty now πŸ™‚

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