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Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Bits and bobs from last week

A random collection of photos from our last week of cruising, showing the blue skies and bright days we have been enjoying.

We were travelling along the Trent and Mersey, through Alrewas, Burton and got as far as Willington, running out of time to get to Shardlow, as we were meeting our daughter at Burton-on-Trent last Wednesday. 
Barton Turn

Simple crane at Wychnor lock
So we turned and retraced our route through the varying surroundings; breweries, water parks, idyllic villages and farmland.
Fradley junction

By Friday the works on the Atherstone locks were finished so we were able to turn onto the Coventry canal at Fradley, making stops at Polesworth, Atherstone, Nuneaton and then of course Coventry.
Acres of polytunnels at Whittington
Atherston locks

Hartshill yard

Catching up with the Captain's log
Tuesday 26th Feb
Branston - Willington; 8 miles, 2 locks

Wednesday 27th
Willington - Burton-on-Trent; 5 miles, 1 lock

Thursday 28th
Burton-Alrewas; 7 miles, 5 locks

Friday 1st March
Alrewas - Polesworth; 17 miles,  5 locks

Saturday 2nd
Polesworth - Nuneaton; 10 miles, 11 locks

Sunday 3rd
Nuneaton - Hawkesbury; 6 miles, 0 locks

Monday 4th
Hawkesbury - Coventry; 5 miles, 0 locks

Tuesday 5th
In Coventry all day

Wednesday 6th
Coventry - Stoke Golding; 16 miles, 0 locks


  1. You must feel nearer to the weather on a boat, for good or ill, I guess. The sunshine looked lovely from my office window!

  2. Turning back at Willington meant that you didn't quite reach me. Stenson Lock is my closest, about a mile and a half beyond Willington.