Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Branston to Alrewas

The planning committee wanted to stop at Barton Turn so that we could visit Barton-under-Needwood, but the parallel main road made that a no no for an overnighter. So we decided to leave at 9.00am and walk in during the day then moor up at Alrewas (doesn't trip off the tongue, does it?). So an early start was made, rewarded by this magnificent sunrise.

Here we are watering before Barton Turn Lock, Caxton has it easy, whilst Graham holds off trying not to reduce a tiny tender to splinters as I fill up the front.

We had a quick explore into the town & I don't know the history of the place but there was a consistent curvy architecture to a lot of the buildings. Lovely.

This was the walk through another water park and Barton Turns Marina to the village-contrary to the Nicholsons guide, there is no chandlery, books, or gifts at the Marina.

The approach off the river into Alrewas Lock.
Moored up in the centre in time for a cuppa & a quick preliminary recce before dark.

Very pretty and an amazing butchers!

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