Now on waters new

Since my last blog we have an extra crew member on board in the shape of my 8yr old granddaughter. She was dropped off on Wednesday whilst we were at Fradley junction, and is staying for a week. Then we will have her 6yr old brother for a week. We moved from Fradley on Thursday.

Through the lock toward the junction at Fradley. Have help this time.

Through the lock toward the junction at Fradley. Have help this time.

Passing the Swan Inn and shop at Fradley Junction

Passing the Swan Inn and shop at Fradley Junction

Making the turn onto the Coventry canal

Making the turn onto the Coventry canal

Little Charlie on the swingbridge at the entrance to the Coventry

Little Charlie on the swingbridge at the entrance to the Coventry

Breakaway's crew waiting while we top up with water

Breakaway’s crew waiting while we top up with water

Our first mooring on the Coventry canal near Whittington.

Our first mooring on the Coventry canal near Whittington.

We topped up some shopping at the local co-op in Whittington, and had two nights here as we were feeling rather tired and the weather wasn’t too bright. There was a park locally so I took LC there. The zip wire was a favourite. I’ve managed to see some more wild flowers (not seen any for a while). So here goes.

Ivy

Ivy

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

Think this is Black Bryony. The berries are poisonous.

Think this is Black Bryony. The berries are poisonous.

I thought this was Black Bryony too, but the flowers only have 5 sepals and not 6.

I thought this was Black Bryony too, but the flowers only have 5 sepals and not 6.

And some strange nutty looking things on what looks like an oak.

And some strange nutty looking things on what looks like an oak.

Today we set off and the forecast was for rain. So far it has been sunny and very muggy. We stopped at Fazeley junction to fill up again with water, empty the cassette (we have one broken at the moment and need a replacement blade), and tip out rubbish.

Sanitary station Fazeley junction

Sanitary station Fazeley junction

Crane at what was once a wharf and now sits in front of flats next to the sanitary station

Crane at what was once a wharf and now sits in front of flats next to the sanitary station

Same sanitary station different view.

Same sanitary station different view.

We have turned left at the junction and remain on the Coventry canal. We were going to head for Birmingham, but have again changed our minds! So now heading for Hawkesbury junction and maybe the Ashby canal.

One thought on “Now on waters new”

  1. The nutty things are Oak apples, a sort of incubator for a waspy thing, not sure if they are symbiotic or parasites.

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