I'm currently working on my 2021 cruise schedule (well the bits that I'm "off " the Llangollen/Huddersfield Narrow and it's not easy to see where mooring is possible at Atherstone... I ask because given the nature of 'Ellis', I need to make sure I stop and start trips where there is a train station - Atherstone looks nice and close in the Nicholsons but I wonder if anyone could advise where I should be aiming to moor? - I'm thinking Baddesley Basin??? any help greatly appreciated.
The station is close to the canal and there are good (but slightly noisy moorings) between locks 5 and 6 in a fairly long pound. Very near to the station and the town.
There are also good moorings at the top lock, and if you prefer quiet and rural moorings more between 7 and 8 or our preferred spot between lock 9 and 10 ... of course it's a mile or so walk into town/station then.
We've used all without any issue, but prefer the pound between 9 and 10 because it's quiet, peaceful and we don't mind the walk.
Would second Rog's post really - except last summer there seemed to be very little mooring at the top of the locks due to many of the same boats being in the same spot whenever I passed. Between 5 and 6 is usually ok - apart from the noise Rog mentioned - and the easiest for the station.
eta - plenty of waterpoints too (top, bottom and middle!) to fill up for your guests
The basin has been given a facelift since I was there last. Perhaps the dead dog has been fished out too. Things of interest in Cov: 1. The cathedral(s). 2. The Motor Museum (awesome). 3. Er, that's it.
Before 1941 the centre of Coventry retained many Elizabethan-era buildings. A few that survived the bombing were reconstructed in Spon St. Also see Priory Row, which retains much of its pre-war appearance.
As above, really. Disturbed by the monster terrapins basking along the way … but no other local "wildlife" to be seen en route.
Moored there two or three years ago - they really do seem to have made an effort with the basin - beautifully lit, quiet enough and easy access to the city (must agree with nemesis about the attractions there, though - your clients will only need a day - but isn't it the "City of Culture" soon?). However, the hire fleet which took up much of the basin has now departed which might change the ambience.
Easy mooring (once again, loads of waterpoints for your clients!) - and the Ricoh Stadium and a mega Tesco along the way.
dogless: Yes thanks John ... no milk or sugar, but a nice biccy
Mar 31, 2020 12:27:19 GMT
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
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JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
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loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
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