Wednesday, 5 September 2012

On Pole at Fradley

Monday morning saw us moored at the bottom of the Fradley flight of locks.  Boat movement began early – as in 7am early!  One boat after another were all heading towards Fradley.  Where had they all come from?  Sawley, Mercia and Barton …… the ‘fifty-somethings’ have emerged for their two week cruises on mass!  The schools are back, the sun is shining so it was poised to happen.  So, ‘mirror, signal, manoeuvre’ – we joined the queues at the locks.  Fortunately for us very few stopped at Fradley and we got pole position by the Nature Reserve.

We had arranged to meet Lynn and Paul n/b ‘Piston Broke’ as they make their way back up the Coventry.  By the time they reached the junction,  mooring on the Coventry there was at a premium.  Fortunately one boat left as they were on the water point so …. they grabbed it quick!!  We went up to The Swan for a drink and then again for a meal in the evening.  The shop there now has an upstairs gallery where paintings and other crafty bits and pieces done by local artists are on display and, of course, for sale.  Lovely things.   Tuesday afternoon we took the dogs for a good walk and Tuesday evening Morris Dancers were performing outside the pub.  Like it or loathe it, I think that it’s a really good thing that these old traditions are maintained.  I really like it!

Fradley 007 (800x600)


Nice time and good to catch up with what’s been going on!  The major topic of  argument, debate,contention, dispute, argy-bargy, ding-dong,  no, ……. discussion, ……… is no longer battery power but solar panels!  Keeps them occupied!

Take care guys and if we end up coming back via the Coventry we’ll seek you out at Atherstone!

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