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70 now and our five wonderful years aboard our narrowboat Skyy seem along time ago. Jacquie, allowed me to build my replica three wheeler kit car, which was a great success. Now it's time to start on a bigger project and that is to make a good Triumph Stag even better, here goes.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008



On leaving Cuckoo Wharf, we straight away arrived at Salford Junction. This junction is right under the eastern end of the M6 Spaghetti motorway junction, also to add to the confusion the River Tame flows under the canal, the Tame Valley Canal departs to the left of the junction, and the Birmingham & Fazely continues to the right, almost immediately another canal departed to the right, this is The Grand Union Canal heading back to Birmingham and London.

Our plan was to head down passed Nuneaton and then onto the Ashby Canal, before heading back to our own marina at Napton.

The industry and housing gradually dropped away until we were into open field, mostly bright yellow with Rape. We moored between two locks, very peaceful except for the roar from the M42, out of sight but not out of hearing, but as it was still very hot and we had worked our way through nine locks and we didn’t want to do anymore.

In response to comments received from previous blog.

Thanks Andrew from Granny Buttons re. The explanation for the 4am indicated timing for uploading my blog. When work out how to change the time from Google time to GMT I will do it.

Martin says, “That the Newer Post Link at the bottom of each blog doesn’t work”. I regret that in these matters I am so un-technical, that I don’t know what this means, Please comment again and explain.

Thanks Swampy for your good wishes, and although your Father referred to the part of the B & F that you found me fishing, as “Deepest Darkest Aston” fortunately with the sun shining so brightly it didn’t look so bad. Good luck with your boating plans.

Still can’t get a good enough speed to upload pictures, I will do so as soon as possible.


Martin said...

Hello Mac,

I will try to explain what I see: from the Blog Archive tree or the RSS feed each post appears as a separate page. At the very top is 'THE ADVENTURES OF NARROW BOAT SKYY', below that is the post heading (e.g. 'TUNNELS, TOWERS AND TRAINS'), then your text, and at the foot of your text are (should be) 5 'clickable' phrases: 'Post a comment', 'Newer Post', 'Home', 'Older Post', 'Subscribe to Post Comments'. Only in your case 'Newer Post' is not 'clickable' (it doesn't respond to the mouse). Obviously if I am reading the latest post then 'Newer Post' does not appear, but where it appears it should respond. Sorry if my explanation is inadequate still!

Andrew Denny said...

Hmm, 'Newer Post' works for me!

Mac, try republishing the blog with a different template or design.

Martin said...

OK - works for me to in IE, but not in Opera! Browser specific functionality again.
Mac - just ignore me eh?