Saturday, 7 April 2012


Following/dipping into other boater’s blog sites has, in the past, enabled us to pick up good tips and useful bits of information.  So ….. for any boater who has never stopped at Polesworth before:-

  • There are very good moorings by Bridge 54.  From there, it’s only a short walk into the village where there’s a selection of shops for essential supplies.  Amongst other small shops there’s a well-stocked Co-op by the Abbey Gatehouse, a Post Office and a veritable choice of establishpolesworth 010 (600x800)ments at which to get a hair cut!


  • Take Aways :– we noticed both a Chinese and a Fish & Chip shop and, over the canal bridge the other way, there’s an Indian restaurant.  Two very enterprising young men put menus aboard  all the moored boats.  Looks a good menu too – unfortunately I had already prepared our evening meal.  Next time!  Menu is ‘on file’.


  • The pretty Rivpolesworth 009 (800x600)er Anker runs through the centre of Polesworth and the District Council has done a good job incorporating it into a very nice recreational area – good for walking the dogs. 

Unfortunately, general litter and abandoned dog waste were too much in evidence to be ignored!  Shame.



Yesterday, whilst moored at Atherstone, I thought I was seeing things!

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We’ve seen plenty of  dogs and cats, occasionally  ferrets, rabbits, parrots and chickens on boats but a goat??  Apparently he has an established ‘escape route’ from his adjoining field and is frequently trying to ‘catch a ride’!!


Today:              Wet!

Tomorrow:        Wetter!!

Monday:            Wettest!!!


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