Sunday, 16 December 2018

Halesowen, Hawne Basin

Here I am Rune
Distance  12.5 miles
Total 3530 Locks  209 Tunnels
Running total mileage 5103.3 miles

After the weeks break in Birmingham City Centre it has been back to Hawne, where the boat is going to remain for a little while since after Christmas the stoppages pretty much prevent any trips worth going on. We needed to be back at Hawne for this weekend since they have a work party arranged around the basin to tidy things up a bit, so I’ve spent a morning cutting back trees on the canalside. Fortunately the weather was a distinct improvement on yesterday, still a bit chilly but at least it remained dry until the work was complete.

We haven’t decided for certain exactly how long we’ll be leaving the boat for, but it is likely to be for most of January at the very least, which is going to involve me ‘winterising’ it, which will be a new experience. It basically involves removing all water that is likely to freeze if the weather turns cold, the main water tank is fairly straightforward, but the hot water calorifier might be a bit more problematic.

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