Friday, 20 December 2013

Tunnel tug and mine alert.

Finally off of the Ashby, last view of

Stoke Golding church dominating the scene from it's ridge top position

and Hinckley, bustling with pre-Christmas shoppers.
This morning we set off on a beautiful calm morning but it wasn't long before the wind was back, boisterously blowing the trees about.

Strange pattern in the clouds, the bright bit was a highly coloured "rainbow". Not seen the like of it before.

 Not far from the junction we passed Sharpness, originally built as a tunnel tug for the Worcester and Birmingham Canal in 1908 she spent virtually her whole working life towing unpowered boats through Wast Hill and the other tunnels on the summit level. She was retired and sold out of service by the British Waterways Board in the 1960's.
Once through Marston Junction it was obvious that we were on the Coventry and heading into Nuneaton. A strange object was sighted ahead. Not having seen a U-boat or a Blohm und Voss mine laying float plane for a while we knew it wasn't a mine.

Oh, it was just the usual floating telly.

Watch this space.......


Chris and Debbie, said...

Things have not improved on the run into Nuneaton in the 3 years we have been off of Ubique.

Merry Christmas to you both.

Graham and Jill Findlay said...

No change at all, it's still the home of the floating bottle and plastic sheet round the prop.

Good to hear from you, have a great Christmas.

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