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Boat Blog: The Odyssey 2014 – day 26

Posted by indigodream on 20 October, 2014

Rewind to Saturday 23rd August

Wombourne to Wightwick

I was mega-efficient because at the end of every cruising weekend I put in a new blog post template which recorded the date and location of the day’s cruise. Just as well, otherwise I’d really be struggling now! Sadly I neglected to record anything else so here’s another photoblog.

I must mention the charming moorings by Wombourne Bridge. There’s a stretch of mooring rings (fortunately 5 day) flanked by a towpath and and a lushly planted area full of colorful garden flowers and a few vegetables. Apparently the houses that back onto the towpath have CRT’s permission to cultivate the area between their back fences and the towpath, to the benefit of all. There are paths which meander through the plantings so it feels very inclusive ๐Ÿ™‚

Despite my lack of notes for these few weekends, I will remember enough to update the “rough guide to moorings”, once I’ve found a way round the formatting, which is not behaving itself in the current version of WordPress ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Waiting the bottom of the Bratch - not quite a staircase! There were two boats coming down so I was there a while :-)

Waiting the bottom of the Bratch – not quite a staircase! There were two boats coming down so I was there a while ๐Ÿ™‚

Long way up....

Long way up….

The paddles have a particular sequence at the Bratch - the hounds went out to supervise - can't be too careful...:-)

The paddles have a particular sequence at the Bratch – the hounds went out to supervise – can’t be too careful…:-)

The Bratch paddles produce the most dramatic whirlpools...

The Bratch paddles produce the most dramatic whirlpools… (look we are in the northern hemisphere . . )

The oh so photogenic Archie suffering a slight ear malfunction :-)

The oh so photogenic Archie suffering a slight ear malfunction ๐Ÿ™‚

Not on our boat :-)

Not on our boat ๐Ÿ™‚

Not storm chasers but storm runners - a narrowboat is not the best vehice for outrunning a storm though :-)

Not storm chasers but storm runners – a narrowboat is not the best vehicle for outrunning a storm though ๐Ÿ™‚

Another scenic stretch of canal...

Another scenic stretch of canal…

 

 

 

 

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