We went to the Swan at Fradley Junction for a meal last night which, as usual, was excellent. At 9 o’ clock a great variety of instruments were produced and the group started playing and singing some lovely old folk music. This is a regular event on Thursday evenings and very much reminded us of our local pub when we lived in Devon and enjoyed much the same thing.
After we had eaten we were joined by Jayne and Steve who we met up with yesterday – which brightened up the evening even more!
All the musicians showing their amazing talent.
James with Steve and Jayne from nb Dolce Far Niente – (the latest Braidbar boat) enjoying the music.
We had a great evening, some of us didn’t get home until after midnight, (you know who – Steve and Jayne!)
Today, after having Steve and Jayne on board for an impromptu coffee and a natter none of us got going until after midday when we had all watered up. We set off down the Coventry Canal while Dolce Far Niente set off in the opposite direction for the short trip to Alrewas. We hope to meet again next year guys – have a good winter and thanks for a great evening.
We watered up just as we joined the Coventry Canal.
The footbridge across the entrance of the Coventry Canal.
We hadn’t travelled far when we passed yet another new marina in the process of being built! This was between 85 and 84 (Streethay to Huddlesford)
You can’t see it from this photo but the marina was exceptionally deep.
Better seen on this photo.
We stopped at Whittington for a couple of hours to put the washing out to dry and pop into the Co-op to get some provisions. We left at 4pm, cruising for about an hour before mooring up a mile before Hopwas.
Tonight we are on our own in the middle of nowhere. Fantastic!
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