Saturday, May 7, 2011

Coventry and Ashby Canal Trip

Here's a quick post.  We got here a week ago yesterday and while we have internet connection via a Dongle, we are conserving MBs because I only have 1 GB.

We like our boat although the length at 60' is bigger than what we've had on prior trips and it is a bit harder to manage.  The canals are low level because of lack of rain and we are usually bottomed out 4 or 5 times a day.  Not fun.

Overall we've had a great time with the Tuds from Saturday last till Monday.  Geoff and Helen Bailley from Monday to Thursday ( Dave and Cheryl Barnard joined us for dinner on Wednesday in Hinckley ) and then The Barnards, Ray and Joan from Thursday till today, Saturday.
We have been on the canal for 8 days and the only day of rain was today.  But it was only for the morning.

We are in Atherstone at the moment enjoying a lunch at The Old Red Lion and we will be looking for a laundromat this afternoon.

Here are a few pics.






3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Big Boat! :)didn't think you would want it to rain whilst on holiday..then I read about the Locks. :(


Norma.

EdamameMommy said...

Yeah Yeah Hurrah! Thanks for the post. Graham says, Woah that boat looks big and it looks like they are having a good time. xxx ooo Happy USA Mums Day!
Steph

Emily said...

Looks fab! Sorry you're bottoming out, though.
The countryside looks gorgeous. So glad you're having a good time! Miss you.