[modeleng] Re: I'm back

Alan,

Did you pay homage to the Duchess trapped in some arty farty experience 
centre in Birmingham?


Barrie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Stepney" <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 7:40 PM
Subject: [modeleng] I'm back


> From a week of boating around the canals.
>
> Dave, Sorry I didnt get in touch. We didnt seem to have nearly enough time
> for all we wanted to do.
>
> I did see the centre of Birmingham, the Black Country Museum, and we also
> stopped for a few hours at Kinver and walked up Kinver Edge. Then to
> Stourport and Worcester.
>
> We did some 65-70 miles, going through about 125 locks, and four major
> tunnels. One of the latter was, indeed is, over 3,000 yards long.
>
> For those who dont know our canal system, the locks are, typically, 70ft
> long and 7 ft wide.
> The boat we had is 66 ft long and 6 10" wide.
> Imagine threading a needle, when you are sitting some 60 ft from the 
> "sharp
> end"!
> Passing other boats can be fun, when the tunnels are 14'6" wide, and both
> boats are nearly 7ft wide.
>
> All great fun and reasonably good weather.
>
> Alan
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