Dai’s been fishing again these last couple of days and managed quite a few bigger fish than gudgeon! Roach mainly and today a good sized eel which managed to chomp through the line and escape as I was running inside for a knife (apparently to chop off its head as Dai had visions of eel pie tonight !!)
Oh dear - had to ditch the pansies the other day as they have now gone past their best --- the roof looks so bare now. We had hoped to get some different flowers in Nantwich --- saw the flowers but couldn’t find any compost so the roof is still bare.
Did anyone see the news on West Midlands BBC website about offenders working on the canals? In case not, here is the extract. We have occasionally seen some such gangs here and there so hoping the more organised scheme will take off.
Offenders are to be set a range of tasks aimed at improving canal towpaths across the West Midlands.
People sentenced to community pay back tasks will embark on a number of jobs including painting locks, cutting back vegetation and removing litter.
The work will take place on canals in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Stafford.
British Waterways said it had run similar schemes before but this was the start of a 12-month agreement.
Previous work between British Waterways and probation trusts had taken place on an ad-hoc basis but this partnership had a more co-ordinated approach, a spokesman said.
If successful, the programme could be rolled out to other areas of the country
Since last blog we have done … 13 miles and 4 locks
Total since Setting Off ….. 1327 miles and 1099 locks
|looks a bit lost in the landing net doesn't it !|
|some colour on a dull day in Barbridge|
|Getting better Dai !|
|Errie evening on Nantwich Embankment|
|Caught a snake!! No, its the eel that got away|
|Peaceful at Coomb Pilate mooring|
|Stargazer Pie courtesy the gudgeon !|