Reshared post from Karen Blakeman:

Have to be more careful on our regular canalside walks now.Original Post from Karen Blakeman:First cycle routes and now canals. Google is collaborating with the Canal and River Trust to provide a Google Map guide to the UK’s canal network called In Your Area ( It is not available as part of the standard Google Maps but imagine the fun if it were. Cycling routes going across a canal where there is no bridge. Walkers recommended to swim where there is no Read more […]

Canal Holiday 2011

We finished off September with an excellent holiday on the canal. Navigating the canals of the UK on a narrow boat has long been my favourite holiday, first instilled in me by a couple of teachers at my secondary school who were married and lived on the banks of a canal and who were daft enough to take a group of teenagers onto a boat for a week each year. I went several years running. After the first year, we took two boats and had boys and girls along (great fun) and one year, one of the boats Read more […]

Tunnel Vision

  Had a great day yesterday, enjoying a long tour through tunnels and locks on canals around Dudley with the Dudley Canal Trust, followed by a meal at Mad O’Rourke’s famous pie factory (pub). and then a drink at The Crooked House. This was a surprise treat from my brother for my recent birthday. My brother had asked me some time ago if I was free on the 4th of June as he had something in mind for my birthday. He wanted it to be a surprise though so would not tell me what it was going to Read more […]