Cloudy day but cold we set of heading towards Tamworth going through Polesworth on the way nice place, passing on the left Pooley fields heritage centre with a large mining wheel
under M42 and onwards to Tamworth down to Fazeley junction
we turn right onto the Birmingham and Fazeley canal on to our mooring for the night at a little village called Hopwas 11miles and two locks and one aqueduct which was over River Tame.
Raining when we woke but stopped just as we left last nights mooring , today we will travel on three different canals starting on the Birmingham and Fazeley canal which turns into the Coventry canal at Whittington we wind our way through lovely countryside until we get to Fradley junction this is where the Coventry meets the Trent and Mersey canal after going through a little swing bridge we turn right then go through lock 17 we moor up for the night as Chris is coming to see us , might take him for a pint in The Swan www.theswanatfradley.co.uk ,
Chris steered us through the first lock
and we said our goodbye to him and we set off for the day went through Alrewas nice village saw our first daffodils
then we went on to our first section of river and pass a weir this was OK river was not high round the corner was a bridge called cow bridge and I can see why tight and on a bend, the pass through Barton-under-needwood found a nice mooring at Braunston next to the, The candy boat!!
Walked into Burton for shopping and bank weather was OK saw this plane park in someone garage
|what plane is it|
got back to the boat at lunch,
we set off and went Burton on Trent pass the Marston brewery also saw a lovely toad sat on the lock gate
pass Shobnall fields site of this year
IWA The Waterways Festival 2011 Date: Friday 29th- Sunday 31st July 2011
Moored for the night just outside Willington