Wightwick Manor

Sorry to bore any non-history loving fans but here's another house we recently visited. Again it's near a canal though further south than Little Moreton Hall. Wightwick Manor (pronounced "Wittick") is situated at Tettenhall near Wolverhampton and about half a mile from the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal. The house is in a grand version of … Continue reading Wightwick Manor

Little Moreton Hall

"There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile. He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile. He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse, and they all lived together in a little crooked house." Seems very apt for this house! Little Moreton Hall also known as Old Moreton Hall is a moated half-timbered … Continue reading Little Moreton Hall

The Peak Forest Canal – Marple to Bugsworth Basin

This is another of Barry's random and retro blog posts of photos from our various journeys. This one from Marple to Bugsworth Basin on the Peak Forest Canal back in June. Stopping in Marple we took a short walk down the 16 Marple Locks. It had only recently re-opened after an 18 month repair job … Continue reading The Peak Forest Canal – Marple to Bugsworth Basin

A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 4a – London bound

Our summer kiwi visitors we've blogged about so far had booked their passage with us well in advance. Actually at least a year before their arrival. The next one wasn't quite so planned. It also encompassed a great deal of places and people - leading to a number of blog posts to do the momentous … Continue reading A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 4a – London bound

A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 2

Our next round of planned kiwi guests arrived on Saturday 30th June for a three-night canal adventure. Deb and Graeme had spent the previous few weeks travelling around Europe, their main destination being a UK friend's daughter's wedding in Santorni. Fortunately when they arrived with us the weather in Manchester wasn't too shabby after the … Continue reading A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 2

A Succession of Summer Visitors – part 1

Once again it's been a while since we posted. To be honest we're considering stopping this blog, as we could possibly be portraying that life on the UK Inland Waterways is too amazing leading to everyone wanting to come and share a taste of it! Maybe we'll start writing about the pitfalls instead of the … Continue reading A Succession of Summer Visitors – part 1