Well here I am with my long kennel back at home base King’s Bromley Marina. As you know, this is where I keep my long kennel in England. It is a lovely park with ducks and squirrels and trees and grass and all that stuff which I like. It is where there are hundreds of other long kennels here I have many friends and today I have just got back from taking my bearded one for his morning walk, I am happy to report that all is looking good. See my photo today.
Now my pets have announced that we are going shopping – big time. I don’t find that a lot of fun and as this means spending much of the day in my short kennel (aka Yeti) there is likely not a lot of excitement to report and so I am going to use today’s diary to give you, my reader, some statistical record by way of a summary of what can be found in more detail what I recorded daily – which will be of great interest to you I know but also helpful to my pets whose memory is not what it used to be.
We have travelled around what is known as The Warwickshire Ring, a circular route of joining canals for the past fortnight and we chose to travel in a clockwise direction. We joined it and left it at Fazeley Junction. This is about a day’s cruise from here. We logged about 150 miles touring The West Midlands. Mostly experiencing small forgotten villages, interesting towns, unspoiled English countryside at its best with just a very small bit of urban squalor and decay, at its worst. All these different parts with an interesting history of the canals’ glorious past spanning three centuries.
We operated 147 locks. Of these, there were four major flights which accounted for about half of this number taking us up and down a couple of hundred feet from the highest point to the lowest which was at Warwick on the River Avon. We used four different canals: The Trent and Mersey, (to get there) then, The Coventry, The Grand Union and The Birmingham and Fazeley. There were just two tunnels, nothing major and we crossed several small aqueducts. We experience all seasons of weather but mostly it was kind warm and dry. We met and chatted with many interesting dogs and people.
That is about it for the moment, I will continue to write if anything interesting happens in the next few days before we arrive back in Spain. Thank you for sharing my trip. I hope you enjoyed it.
Love Douglas x