July 31st 2011 We get on the Coventry Canal

As we left Alrewas we planned to stop at Fradley junction to take on water, get rid of rubbish etc.  It was so hot after doing four locks (although we did have some help from very kind people who were out walking) so Sheila went to the shop and got a magnum for us to cool us down. Lovely!!!!

For the first time we were turning left after the junction lock and headed through the swing bridge into the Coventry Canal.  It’s nice for us to be somewhere different.  The canal was quite busy and we passed some very beautiful gardens. However, we managed to find a good spot to stop for lunch.  We noticed in one or two places that there were irrigation pipes in the canal.  We hadn’t really thought about where we were heading today but we chugged on and finally moored up at Whittington.  After tea we went for a walk along the canal and saw a plaque which marked where the Coventry Canal and  the Birmingham and Fazeley canal meet.

plaque marking where the Coventry meets the Fazeley and Birmingham canal

Sheila also won the mighty light on ebay which should help her see her cross stitch in the dark. You know by now that she is not allowed a light on – must look after the precious batteries!!!!  For your information they are doing fine.  We are thinking of buying then dinner suits as they are so important.

Shell Bell moored at Whittington

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