Sunday, 21 April 2013

Nuneaton to Hawkesbury Junction

Nuneaton to Hawkesbury Junction : 5 miles, 0 locks
To date : 189 miles, 124 locks, 20 lift bridges, 7 tunnels, 7 aqueducts

The sun was bright when we woke this morning.  Perfect day for cruising.  Being a Saturday morning, people were out and about all over the place.... making the most of the glorious day.  As we cruised our way to Hawkesbury Junction we passed fishermen, towpath walkers, gardeners in their alotments, pecking hens, the first ducklings, more water voles, and plenty of boats out cruising.

We passed Charity Dock which had the most motley assortment of vessels I've ever seen.  There was so much junk along the sides that you couldn't see the ground.  It would be a salvage hunters dream!  There were even some chooks clambering over all the stuff

Another interesting thing we passed along the way was a boat with a tiny butty that had a hen house on it.  What a fabulous idea!  It was very cute.

We have a lovely sunny mooring at the junction.  It's an interesting place for a walk with plenty of gongoozlers looking at the boats.  The Greyhound pub was heaving with people in the sunshine.  Mick got on with his boat washing while I got on with my work.  We have Roly and Bev from nb Klara visiting tomorrow so I want to make sure I'm up to date.

Photos :
1. Our mooring at Nuneaton
2. Fishermen
3. - 4. Alotments
5. View from the canal
6. Marsden Junction
7. The first ducklings we've seen
8. - 10. Charity Dock
11. - 12. The chicken butty
13. - 17. Around Hawkesbury Junction
18. Mick in cleaning mode
19. Carol engrossed in her book
20. Picture of a water vole from an information board beside the canal


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