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michael-griffin

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Helterskelter on the Ashby
« on: May 28, 2018, 03:00:04 PM »
Hi to you all, I was invited by Bev & Neil out to Market Bosworth, (famous for two major events 1485 Battle of Bosworth and me being born there!!) I was made extremely welcome and saw the inside of Helterskelter  for the first time, it’s so nice to see how others have restored and maintain their craft and how comfortable they have made them and Bev and Neil score 10 on all aspects, thanks again to you both.
Best wishes
Mick G

michael-griffin

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Re: Helterskelter on the Ashby
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 05:54:05 PM »
Helterskelter at Wykin Basin, The Barge, Ashby canal spotted by one of my friends.

IMG_0692 by mick griffin, on Flickr

IMG_0693 by mick griffin, on Flickr

best wishes
Mick G

neil m

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Re: Helterskelter on the Ashby
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 10:33:06 PM »
Hi Mick,
It was great to see you too, and talk about all things Caraboat, hope you can get on with yours soon so we could make a show at Moira sometime, we had a wonderful week and met loads of friendly people, the Ashby is a real hidden jem in my view. pictures to follow when I get them up..
All the Best,
Neil & Bev.

neil m

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Re: Helterskelter on the Ashby
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 10:52:34 PM »
We have just got back from a great time on the Ashby canal first on the upper reaches at the Moira canal festival then we transferred over to the main navigable section at Snareston and covered some of the Coventry canal as well

20180521_072922 (1) by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

20180521_073359 (1) by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

Launched at Conkers waterside centre

20180520_151526 (1) by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

IMG_2124 by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

Moira Furnace was built for smelting iron and is a great place for a canal festival, and highlight the restoration of this upper section.

20180520_111401 (1) by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

20180519_151525 (1) by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

20180520_112000 (1) by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

some of the entertainment included American civil war re enacment dangerous Steve and Morris dancers

Also there was Caracruiser Norwood T

20180520_173610 (1) by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

20180520_101723 (1) by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

After the festival we pulled out and towed the six miles to Snareston and launched at the Slipway there owned and run by the ACA if your a member you get a discount to launch and leave your car. Over the next week we sailed this lovely rural canal which has a loads to offer which includes the Battle of Bosworth visitor centre and battlefield heritage steam train line.

20180527_133803 (1) by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

IMG_2219 by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr
we took the guided tour which was lifelike at times!!

IMG_2254 by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr
Snareston Tunnel

20180521_133123 (1) by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

20180521_130301 (1) by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr
lovely Shackerston

IMG_2229 by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

IMG_E2167 by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

IMG_E2153 by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

IMG_2180 by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

The Ashby is a stronghold for the water vole as we saw many swimming about during our week along with loads of other wildlife.
Neil & Bev Mcgarry


phil riley

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Re: Helterskelter on the Ashby
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 02:30:50 PM »
Hi Neil,looks like you had a great time.The Ashby is really lovely and easy cruising.Speak to you soon.

victor herbert Harding

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Re: Helterskelter on the Ashby
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 05:49:49 PM »
great pictures Neil hope you both had a great time i have a video of my wife and i with Mirage followed by a caracrusier  at chumly lock on the Midellwich section of the Shropshire union canal you do not often see the two together till now and tier you are with one on the Ashby any way take care regards  Vic.

michael-griffin

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Re: Helterskelter on the Ashby
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 01:35:59 PM »
Hi Neil & Bev lovely to see your fantastic photo’s of the Ashby, I never tire of seeing photo’s of the Ashby even after 54 of cruising it (built my first boat age 12, a punt !!) keep up the good work and please return soon.