The next stage of our trip took us from the Alvechurch Festival through to Crick, back up to Middlewich for the Folk and Boat Festival, then up the Shropshire Union Canal.
We moored for the night half way down the Hatton Flight. This was our view the next day.
Sandra crossing the bridge over the Watford Staircase Lock.
Braunston Church and the north Oxford Canal
Etruria Top Lock and the junction with the Caldon Canal
Another one of those ‘must shoot’ photos on the Coventry Canal. I took a similar one here in 2009, and I’ve compared it to this – all the arms and insulators are exactly the same. I might have to check again in another 6 years to see if any have fallen off!
Idyllic rural Cheshire canal scene along the Middlewich Arm of the Shropshire Union canal
A very busy day going up the Audlem Flight
Sandra helping a single hander through the lock
The Audlem locks are a great place for photography, especially when it’s this busy.
Just one more boat heading the other way at the Adderley Locks.
Once we’d passed through the Adderley Locks, we were up to Market Drayton where we traded with the Roving Canal Traders Association for the weekend.