Sunday, 19 November 2017

Mancetter


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After a good night on our mooring at Mancetter which was the site of Boudicca's last stand against the Romans we pulled pins at 08.40 and headed off towards Nuneaton.

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Passing Hartshill and it would have been great to see it back in the heyday of the canals when this site would have been buzzing with canal activity.

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Just past Springwood haven marina which we tend to avoid because of their high prices we passed this hill which a local boater told us was known as The Big Tit Hill ,although I haven't a clue why its so named. I was very surprised and impressed to see that someone had driven a car right up to the top of the Hill.

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It was only when we got closer that we realised that it was just a silhouette of a car on top of the Hill.

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This is probably the most photographed part of The North Oxford canal and there was no way that I wouldn't take a snap of the old telegraph post.

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Its good to see that someone has been pulling out all of this scrap from the canal . I just hope its all removed before the Scroates chuck it back in to the canal again.

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One day I will stop here and try some of Wing Fats food and will no doubt have a heart attack after eating it.

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Passing Charity Dock and it changes every time we come through this way.

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I've not a clue what any of it means but it certainly is entertaining as we cruise past.

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As soon as we found out that our good friends Richard and Sharon were in the area we arranged to meet up at The Greyhound Pub at Hawkesbury Junction .

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Not just one visit to The Greyhound but two ,just how lucky were we .Hopefully it wont be to long before we next meet up.

After a good time together we will now say good bye to Sharon and Rich as they head back to The South coast to go cruising on their vintage Scooters and we will head South towards Rugby and Braunston.

                                                                                                         Happy Days

7 comments:

  1. Just drop CRT an email telling them where it is enquiries.centralshires@canalrivertrust.org.uk

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  2. Everything alright? Been 5 months no new post.
    Hope so.
    Cheers
    Ade

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    1. Hi Ade . Everything is fine thanks . Off Inca and back on dry land at the moment . Will update blog and explain what we are doing sometime in the future .cheers Gary.

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  3. Rite ‘O’’ bet your missing the cut! Look forward to your update.
    Cheers
    Ade

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  4. Ah shame to see this http://rugbyboats.co.uk/listings/inca-58-gj-reeves-semi-trad-2010/ we’ll miss you both and your blogs.
    Cheers
    Ade

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    1. It was a sad day when we said goodbye and left Inca at Rugby boat sales.

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