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Whispers on water - a photo journal of our life on the 'cut' dedicated to keeping family and friends informed of our whereabouts.

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Asides - Hyde Lock Cottage Gates

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North, above Kinver Lock, Hyde Lock cottage has continued the lock theme right up to the front door.
24th Sep 2012, 17:24   comments (0)

Asides - Another Sorry Sight

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This wooden barge is full of water and lying on the bottom above Kinver. Alledgedly the owner is the very same who was trying to refloat another barge he owns in similar circumstances on the Grand Union Canal near Wolfhampcote, just west of Braunston, when we were there last.
23rd Sep 2012, 11:34   comments (3)

Another Great Week

Our Location: B10-B9, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

1. Moored above Kinver.
2. A view across the stern.
3. Being looked after by 'Wilson Covers at Kinver.
4. Caldwall Lock.
5. Here we are (for the weekend).

We're tied-up at a quiet spot between Kidderminster and Stourport-on-Severn for the weekend, heading out onto the River Severn on Monday.

On the way down, we stopped just below Kinver Lock on Wednesday where I popped into who made our cratch-board and cover back in 2007 (money well spent). I needed a repair done to tears in the fabric after a lift bridge, leaking hydraulic pressure, decided to bite us on the Upper Peak Forest Canal last winter. Craig came out to the boat, took one look and after a quick phone call back to the office to see if there was a machine free, he took the cover away with him and had it back to us within the hour as good as new. That's what I call great after-sales service. Many thanks Craig.
22nd Sep 2012, 16:56   comments (1)

Proper Recycling

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Our Location: Kinver, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal
14th Sep 2012, 14:35   comments (0)

Another Fine Day

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Location: Kinver, Staffordshire & Worcester Canal.

We left Swindon this morning and now tied-up up out of the way just north of Kinver for a few days while we wait for mail and enjoy this fine weather we're having. Smoke from the wood burner is lazily curling from the chimney as we keep the chill of early evenings at bay and the boat warm throughout the night. The aroma of slow burning oak-logs tells me my world is just fine. I trust yours is too.
13th Sep 2012, 20:05   comments (1)

The Mighty Gudgeon

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Location: Swindon, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

At 30.20g this handsome little fish is 111.55g short of the British record.
11th Sep 2012, 23:49   comments (2)

I'm Still Standing

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Location: Swindon, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

This fence post is probably older than me!
11th Sep 2012, 20:20   comments (0)

Mind How You Tread

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I would have trodden on this little fellow of a woodmouse if I hadn't had the presence of mind to look down as my eye caught the tiniest movement amongst the leaf litter at my feet. Lo and behold I found three more little-ones, completely still and near invisible in the shadows of leaves on the woodland floor. One of those 'really wild' magic moments.
11th Sep 2012, 18:47   comments (4)