Saturday, 5 November 2011

Wolverley - the big move

We’re just back from an exciting week when we moved the narrowboat Wolverley from its old base at Stockton, near Rugby, to the new base at Norbury Junction, near Stafford. We share ownership in the boat – there are about 12 owners each of whom get 3 weeks a year onboard. We had booked the week starting 29th October so when it was decided to move to a new base, we volunteered to undertake the task. The route is a challenging week’s run – particularly at this time of year when the sun sets early. The logistics are quite challenging, too – getting cars and people in the right place at the right time!

I kept my GPS running for the whole trip so we have a detailed record of the journey – except, of course, inside the tunnels when there’s no signal from the satellites. There was limited or no internet or 3G phone access for much of the journey so recording in real time wasn’t practical but I’ll try to go through the details with some images of the canals over the next few days.

Here’s a map showing the GPS track of the entire journey – which we did complete slightly ahead of schedule.

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