Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Pelsall to Anglesey Basin

On Thursday we left Pelsall and headed through Brownhills having to stop again to clear rubbish off the prop, we usually take it in turns to do this, but as I have a nasty cut on my finger which I did a couple of days again chopping some kindling, James cleared it again, this time part of a rug. The water being so clear really does make a difference, at least you know what you are putting your hand into. At Catshill Junction we turned left on to the Anglesey Branch, straight ahead was the Daw End Branch.

That's the Daw End Branch
We reached Ogley Junction where we went left again, straight on here is now a dead end until the restoration of the canal down to Huddlesford Junction on the Coventry Canal is completed. (If it ever happens).

Turning left here, straight on is another dead end
After going under the M6 Toll we approached Anglesey Basin where there is space for two boats, Sandra on Golden Boyz was there so we reversed into the space beside her and needed the plank to get to the bank.

Golden Boyz and Lois Jane in Anglesey Basin
After a stroll round Chasewater Reservoir, which is a feeder for the canal, Sandra joined us on LJ for dinner. Friday morning the Golden Boyz (Cosmo and Daquiri) came to call for Dudley and we went along to the 'beach' with Sandra. 

The three enjoyed running around together and leaping into the water fetching sticks, Dudley even went swimming. When he managed to get the sticks before the Boyz he ran off to a grass area and started a little collection.

Chasewater Reservoir

Having a paddle
And then a swim

5 miles 

TOTAL 598.5 miles and 467 locks

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