Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Coventry bound


IMG_1345We pulled ropes through rings at 09.15 and then filled with water and got rid of waste before stating our five and a half mile cruise in to Coventry where we intend to spend a few days and hopefully enjoy the city. Passing through this bridge as we leave Hawkesbury you just have to admire the artwork on the railings as you pass under.

IMG_1354Passing the Ricoh stadium which is the home of Coventry City football club . I don’t think I would want to be a Coventry supporter at the moment as the club is in serious trouble at the bottom of the league.

IMG_1360We both liked this mural which was in a school on the way in to the city.

IMG_1363You always know when you are getting closer to a city centre as the Graffiti becomes more prominent .

IMG_1367We then started going through all these rafts of rubbish on the canal surface.We built up a bit of speed before hitting all this rubbish and then coasted through it in neutral.

IMG_1370It’s amazing how people just seem to chuck their rubbish over their back garden walls and in to the canal . It seems to be some sort of city mentality that canal’s are just dumping grounds for their rubbish.

IMG_1483After just over a two hour cruise we arrive in the basin and the end of the Coventry canal . To be honest on first impressions we were pleasantly surprised . The area with in the basin was clean and tidy and with several security camera’s and plenty of lighting we felt reasonably secure.


                                                                                                                    Happy Days


  1. Doesn't seem to have changed much then, good and bad.
    Agree the mural on the school was was grrreat.

    1. Hi Ann , It was a good trip in and luckily we didn't have to go down the weed hatch. Similar to the journey in to a lot of cities.

  2. didn't like all that rubbish in the canals disgusting