Midland Chandlers 20% off on Friday 26th

Just incase you haven’t noticed, Friday 26th March is a Freaky Friday at Midland Chandlers. I believe this gives you 20% off most items in stock (but as they say, Terms and Conditions Apply). Now where’s my list….

I’m in Towpath Talk!

Towpath Talk, the monthly free canal newspaper, has kindly given me a mention in the March Edition, issue 54. Helen Gazeley writes “Wet Web” which this month focuses on canal bloggers, and several quotatins from yours truly and even a photo of a very cold snowy looking Zulu can be found on page 52 and…

Braunston to Weedon

Sunday 14th March 2010 Hi from Weedon.  Buckby locks were definitely open and the trip from Braunston was very nice – a bit breezy at times but the weather has been very spring like today so no complaints there. The Braunston tunnel cutting repairs are very extensive, with a new concrete wall where the landslip…

Braunston – Chinese at the Wheatsheaf

Now let me share a much happier experience. I have just had a most fantastic chinese takeaway from the Grace Chinese takeaway (and eat in) which is run independently of, but within, the Wheatsheaf pub.  I had a good pint while waiting too. There’s no sign outside, and orders are placed at a sort of…

Stoke Bruerne – Google Streetview style

Thursday 11th March 2010 Braunston Tunnel should be opening today and Zulu was supposed to be on the move tomorrow but I just heard that yet another stoppage has been extended, this time Buckby Locks, which will not now be open until mid-day on Monday, so although we can get through Braunston Tunnel as of today (can anyone confirm…

Links

Today I have at long last updated my rather poor list of other canal blogs, from 3 to 165 give or take a few. So if I have in any way missed your own site, or made any sort of error with your own link, don’t hesitate to get in touch and I will fix…

The long way home

Monday 8th March 2010 There’s still no bus service from Braunston on a Sunday so I had to wait until Monday morning before heading home.  It didn’t help a lot when I woke after 7am, as I was intending to get the 07:34 bus to Rugby and then train home.  But at what price? (Another…

Fosse Locks to Braunston

Sunday 7th March 2010 Another cold start to the day. This time minus 9.5 and enough to freeze the canal yet again.   I certainly broke some miles of ice today! Not much to say about the journey though, as it all went like clockwork.  I started very early and arrived at Long Itchington about 9am, just in…

Tom O’the Wood to Fosse Locks. Water everywhere!

Saturday 6th March 2010 Zulu started first time this morning.  That is the good news. The rest of the day has been very watery indeed.  I needed an early start to get through Hatton so 6:30 am it was.  Beautiful chilly morning with a lovely blue sky. Wateryness Number 1. By the time I got…

Flat batteries at Lapworth

Friday 5th March 2010 Ah well it had to happen sooner or later.  After 10 days at Lapworth Zulu has consumed every last bit of battery power and I really can’t work out why, as the isolator was off leaving only the bilge pump to drain them.  The starter battery is also isolated from the…