Friday, February 16, 2007

Moved for just an hour today, down to Polesworth. Moored just past bridge 54 on the visitor moorings. Polesworth is one of those villages that welcomes boaters, with moorings and info boards. It started to rain as soon as we set off, and stopped as soon as we tied up!

I went up into the village for fish and chips for lunch. It’s a useful stop, with a Spar, butcher, greengrocer and chemist, and the F&C were good as well.

There’s an SSSI on the site of a disused colliery (Pooley Fields) about a mile further up the canal, and Meg and I spent quite a bit of time up there, exploring.

View from the top of the spoil heap. Coventry Canal, M42 and Polesworth.
On Sunday, had a long chat about the colliery with a fisherman who used to deliver meat to the canteen.

The old loading wharf.

Locks none, miles 2½.

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