Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Tuesday 26th June 2012
On Sunday we moved on as far as Shobnall, Burton on Trent. We got a lovely mooring alongside Shobnall Fields open parkland, with a footbridge across the cut to get into town.
We spent Monday at Burton on Trent, the town centre is not close to the canal, about a 15-20 minute walk. I went exploring, but decided not to do the brewery tour as I've done it before.
On the opposite side of the canal from the park there is a short nature trail, called Kingfisher Walk. Cath and I took a stroll along it, but didn't see any kingfishers.
Today we've travelled on as far as Alrewas, a lovely little town, with limited shopping, but we don't need anything anyway. It's a very popular spot and finding a mooring was difficult. We finally fetched up right at the end of the allotted area for mooring. Too many trees here, can't get the satellite, so Cath is having to live without Wimbledon tennis.

Crossing the River Dove

Moored up in Shobnall

The Kingfisher Trail

A nod towards Burton's heritage

Large family of swans
It must be something in the water

Cath with kingfisher
Approaching Tatenhill Lock
Rising in Tatenhill Lock

Alrewas wier

Alrewas wier

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