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BCN Marathon Challenge 2017

Posted by indigodream on 28 May, 2017

Always time to rescue a hedgehog from a lock!

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BCN Marathon Challenge 2017

Posted by indigodream on 28 May, 2017

Lovely morning at Rushall Top Lock 🙂

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BCN Marathon Challenge 2017

Posted by indigodream on 28 May, 2017

We’re up and at ’em!

Well, some of us are!

I don’t feel the least bit guilty for getting the human crew out of bed, but the hounds pleaded for a lie-in – very wise!

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BCN Marathon Challenge 2017

Posted by indigodream on 27 May, 2017

Alex puppy says “night night everyone”

An early finish (10pm!) means a cruel early start tomorrow at 4am – see you all then 🙂

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BCN Challenge 2017

Posted by indigodream on 27 May, 2017

Crew (human and canine) fuelled up and hoping for a boost of energy, though the hounds say it’s better to sleep off a big dinner!

Just caught a long piece of carpet round the prop – such fun!

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BCN Marathon Challenge

Posted by indigodream on 27 May, 2017

And here we go back up the walsall flight (points both ways)….

Had planned to go to Ocker Hill and back but reports of youths using boats for target practice has sent us scuttling back to the Curly Wyrley for the night 😦

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BCN Challenge 2017

Posted by indigodream on 27 May, 2017

Walsall Locks and finally meeting some other competitors

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BCN Challenge 2017: Wolverhampton Levels

Posted by indigodream on 27 May, 2017

That sari should clean up nicely 🙂

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BCN Challenge 2017: Wolverhampton Levels

Posted by indigodream on 27 May, 2017

The Wednesbury Oak Loop up to Bradley workshops was well worth a visit – hardly any weed though we did pick up a sari!

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BCN Challenge 2017 – Factory Locks

Posted by indigodream on 27 May, 2017

Our route has taken us to Factory Locks from the southern portal of the Dudley Tunnel along the scenic Dudley No. 2 to Windmill End. Yesterday Richard did the trip the other way and had no problems, alas we had to go down the weedhatch twice in this section even though it looked pretty clean.

We tried to get to the winding hole at the end of the Bumble Hole, sadly without taking bikes off the roof we won’t fit! Great dog walking all round this area.

Netherton Tunnel was our next call – shafts were raining well today, met one boat and then emerged to turn left for the Factory Locks. We are still way behind schedule but who knows, if we can manage a few sections at 4mph we may catch up as unusually we are doing loads of miles and not that many locks.

The charity page is still running, donations welcome at: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/IndigoDream

 

 

Well we tried to get into the Bumble Hole!

Turning onto the Main Line, this must have been amazing as a working canal

Looking towards Wolverhampton

The crew were very worried by a slow moving boat ahead 🙂

Top of the Factory Locks, charming set of locks, rubbish photo!

 

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