Sunday, 7 September 2014

Tixall Wide to Fradley

21st August

After a leisurely breakfast James did the 180 turn in the wide without having to use reverse.

Lovely wooden boat moored at the wide
It was back up to Great Haywood junction where there was chaos with boats in all three directions trying to negotiate the junction. We were eventually through having turned right onto the Trent and Mersey again and were at Haywood Lock, then through Colwich Lock. Then it was a lunch stop just before the aqueduct over the River Trent.

Laura and me enjoying lunch
Back on the go, Rugeley came and went, through Armitage tunnel and past the loo factory, another three locks down and we were at Fradley Junction were we turned right onto the Coventry Canal, through the little swing bridge and moored up at the end of the visitor moorings. We had a wander back to the junction and into the Mucky Duck leaving the braised beef cooking away on the stove.

Armitage Tunnel

The loo factory

Swing bridge just after the junction

Fradley Junction

Moored near Fradley

13 miles and 5 locks
Total 401.75 miles and 344 locks

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