185A. Not a Vlog: realtime cruising

No, this is NOT a vlog. Hence the title. No, there is no commentary, that’s deliberate. No, it wouldn’t be “better with music”. This video will not be for everyone – they never are – but for those who enjoy a few hours of uninterrupted slow TV from the bow of a canal boat: enjoy!

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Vlog 184: Grassed Off

By mid-July it was time for the final gentle amble up the last bit of the north Coventry canal to Fradley Junction. The main thing of note was how thick the overgrowth was not only on the offside but the towpath side as well – and quite a lot of weeds growing up within the canal itself. I’ve been told this whole area is earmarked for a good cut back by CRT’s volunteer team and you can see it really does neeed it!

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Vlog 183: Congestion Charge

Filmed at the end of June and start of July, this video captures the very few miles I did in the narrowboat between Fazeley Junction and just past Hopwas. En route I picked up food supplies from a supermarket and plumbing supplies from a DIY store.

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Vlog 182: The Music of Sound

I had a party in Kent to attend so once again put the boat into a marina this time at Alvecote. Upon my return, I continued journeying along the Coventry canal, now heading west, stopping a few hundred yards short of Fazeley Junction, having gone through the two locks at Glascote.

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Vlog 180: Hat’s the way

With my time on the Ashby canal come to an end, I took my narrowboat back onto the Coventry canal and headed north, through Nuneaton and it’s well-tended back gardens and allotments, and up towards Atherstone where I’d spend a few days while the heavens opened.

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Vlog 179: Boat Selecta

Having reached the end of the Ashby canal there is no choice but to turn around and rewind, going back the way you came. Having already documented the journey up in several videos, I compacted much of the return trip into this one, ending up back at Trinity Marina where I stopped again while I went to the Crick Show.

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Vlog 177a: Realtime Ashby Canal cruising

This is a BONUS video, not a vlog. Panic not, the normal vlogs will follow. If you don’t like these uncommentaried, real-time, slow TV videos then just skip this one eh? It’s the bow camera recording in full of the journey seen in vlog form in vlog 177, from Market Bosworth to Snarestone at the end of the Ashby canal.

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Vlog 177: Wham!

The weather was sunny, the mood was chilled, the final three-hour stretch from Market Bosworth to the navigable end of the Ashby canal at Snarestone was, without doubt, the most beautiful cruising I’ve ever done. It did indeed take me to the edge of heaven.

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