Moving on - (rather than create a new thread), What about mooring in Coventry basin for a few days? good idea?
The run in from Hawkesbury Jn to the basin is fairly grim, but the actual basin is OK. We moored there overnight a few years ago, very quiet.
Pretty much spot on. Loads of rubbish in the cut on the way in, also lots of floating coconuts. Most of the canalside trees seem to bear fruit consisting of dog turds in blue plastic bags. However, the basin itself is pleasant enough and only a short walk to the motor museum, which offers free entry.
As everyone else says, top lock is ok but staring at the old factory with smashed windows can be a bit depressing, between locks 5 and 6 is perfect for the station but if lots of boats go one way and not the other then the pound can drop a bit, Barry Hawkins yard (Baddsley basin) is good but not sure if they will allow short terms, maybe if they have spaces they might, can pm you his wifes mobile number if you need it.
Cov basin is fine for a couple of days, you do get the polish piss heads sitting on the benches drinking and there is a live music venue which kicks out early hours on the weekend, in my fours years of using the five and half I have never been down the weed hatch but you do get a fair of rubbish near the middle section.
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
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
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.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT