Sunday, 8 April 2012

Good Result

We never did complete the Warwick Ring!  Back in 1986 we set off from Nuneaton in a hired boat (with a young Gill and even younger Mark on board) and went clockwise.  We got as far as the bottom of the Hatton flight, became faint-hearted and turned around to go back the way we had come!

So, all these years later we have, at last, found ourselves on part of The Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.We have only come as far as the bottom of the Curdworth locks and have turned round in the winding hole, near which are really good, open-aspect moorings – right next to one of the gravel pits which are now part of a large nature reserve.  There’s at least one public bird hide and a selection of way-marked walks some of which are accessible to dogs as long as they are on leads.  Wonders never cease! Why has it taken us so long to find this brilliant spot?  Unfortunately in some ways, we can’t stay here for longer than a day this time as we have a rendezvous in a pub tomorrow with The Trotters!  For sure, however, we will return here at some time in the future.

B&WA 005

Shortly after turning off The Coventry Canal we came upon this.  Drayton Manor Footbridge is really unusual as the bridge itself is supported by little castellated towers inside of which are miniature spiral staircases! 

B&WJ 034

A bit further on is Kingsbury Water Park with all sorts of outdoor activities on offer.

We watched these ‘crazy’ people bungee-jumping from the crane!  Good idea for your 60th birthday, Rosa?  Thought it might appeal to you!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Generally speaking though, it could be a novel punishment for anyone who upsets you couldn’t it??!!

Maisie is 5 tomorrow!  She seems to have spent a lot of her five years in muddy puddles!  Perhaps, as she reaches the equivalent of 35 human-years, her behaviour will improve?  Some hope!

B&WJ 016 (800x600)

                        Happy Birthday, Maisie.  We love you loads and loads – mud and all! xxoo

No comments:

Post a Comment