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Boat Blog: The Odyssey 2014 – Day 27

Posted by indigodream on 21 October, 2014

Sunday 24th August

Wightwick to Penkridge (Cross Keys Pub)

Still no notes, never mind!

Oh, apart from a mention that the moorings just beyond Filance Bridge are well populated with rats! The greyhounds found this highly entertaining ๐Ÿ™‚

Reflections...

Reflections…

Low bridge...

Low bridge…

You see all sorts on the canal - this was a photo shoot with the girl pouting in hot pants - though I was a bit shy to take an obious photo of the photographer!

You see all sorts on the canal – this was a photo shoot with the girl pouting in hot pants – I was a bit shy to take an obvious photo of the photographer hence this retospective view!

A more familiar towpath feature - a serious fishing competition :-)

A more familiar towpath feature – a serious fishing competition ๐Ÿ™‚

The siren call of Wolverhampton at Aldersley Junction

The siren call of Wolverhampton at Aldersley Junction

Bridges....

Bridges….

Spoilt for choice at Autherley Junction - aren't we lucky to have such a wonderful network of inland waterways :-)

Spoilt for choice at Autherley Junction – aren’t we lucky to have such a wonderful network of inland waterways ๐Ÿ™‚

Richard was off doing the car shuffle at the point when I had this nagging recollection that there were narrows ahead - hmm, I'd forgotten that they were THAT narrow! I passed two boats coming the other way - both at passing points - I felt so lucky I almost bought a lottery ticket :-)

Richard was off doing the car shuffle at the point when I had this nagging recollection that there were narrows ahead – hmm, I’d forgotten that they were THAT narrow! I passed two boats coming the other way – both at passing points – I felt so lucky I almost bought a lottery ticket ๐Ÿ™‚

We stopped for lunch at this every so slightly illicit offside mooring - it was too perfect a houndie rummaging spot to miss :-)

We stopped for lunch at this every so slightly illicit offside mooring – it was too perfect a houndie rummaging spot to miss ๐Ÿ™‚

Despite having lots of time to spare, the hounds only rummaged for around 10 minutes before going back to their beds. Though I was making bacon sandwiches and, as the greyhounds say, a bacon sandwich in the mouth is worth two squirrels in the bush!

Despite having lots of time to spare, the hounds only rummaged for around 10 minutes before going back to their beds. Though I was making bacon sandwiches and, as the greyhounds say, a bacon sandwich in the mouth is worth two squirrels in the bush!

Yet another junction - this time it's a canal to nowhere - the Hatherton Branch used to connect to the BCN but it's only a stub now...

Yet another junction – this time it’s a canal to nowhere – the Hatherton Branch used to connect to the BCN but it’s only a stub now…

One man and his dog - Archie is the only hound fit (daft) enough to want to run with the bike :-)

One man and his dog – Archie is the only hound fit (daft) enough to want to run with the bike ๐Ÿ™‚

The M6 is just beyond that red car - I don't think any of the drivers noticed us, though the lock is perfectly visible from the motorway :-)

The M6 is just beyond that red car – I don’t think any of the drivers noticed us, though the lock is perfectly visible from the motorway ๐Ÿ™‚

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