During the nineties, before I got married, it became a bit of a standing joke at work that, towards the end of the Summer Term, when people we excitedly sharing their plans for their Summer global conquests I would, just as enthusiastically say, oh yes I’m planning to ‘Circumnavigate the Midlands’.
Year after year I’d have a camping & boating ‘Boat Party Weekend’ at the start of the school holidays, and then spend a month or so following a different route around the Midlands, exploring both main line and backwater.
It was my way of enjoying the work we’d done on whatever boat I had at the time over the long Winter months when, to be honest, the boat tended to be more a workshop-cum-shed-cum-tea-soaked canteen than boat.
I was sorting through yet more packing cases at the weekend (yep, after three years in this house we’re nearly unpacked!) and found a set of photos from one such circumnavigation. They were taken I would think in Summer ’96 or ’97.
As a gentle quiz today I thought you might like to hazard a guess at locations…
Other adventure inland can be found by clicking HERE.