Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sex on the towpath!

Spotted these two on the towpath!

I did not disturb them...

Saturday, 12 August 2017

That's as far as we went...

We turned right at Fradley Junction and joined the T&M heading towards Burton. There were volunteer lockies assisting our downward passage which was helpful. We went on to Alrewas and stopped before the lock by the A513 road bridge.
We walked into the village and found the shops (closed as it was Sunday evening). We visited the church and walked along the canal to see the Trent meeting and leaving the canal. The Trent was flowing quite well and those coming upstream were having to work hard.
Alrewas village

Alrewas village

Alrewas Church

Alrewas Church

Alrewas village old house

The river Trent looking upstream

Going under the towpath footbridge

And joining the canal

Bit of a chug going upstream

We were being watched
 Then we dropped down through Alrewas lock and turned round in the winding hole and back up through the lock again. We headed back towards Fradley Junction
The lowest of the Fradley Locks

Not much headroom here!
Then we stopped at Fradley and had a good look round. It was a nice day so we had an ice cream (this is quite rare for us). Then we turned south, back on to the Coventry Canal.

Hopwas to Fradley Junction

We returned to Hopwas to re-join Constance. As we had arrived late in the day we ate at the Tame Otter, very good it was too!
We set off northwards towards Fradley Junction.
The Tame Otter (behind Ryebank)

The signpost at Huddlesford Junction

The stub of canal at Huddlesford, used for mooring.

The marina just south of Streethay


Streethay wharf

The arrival at Fradley Junction
Fradley Junction was busy in all three directions. We took on water before joining the Trent & Mersey Canal.