Daily Archive: September 26, 2011


Extra boaters at Branston

Willington to Alrewas, 12.5 miles, 6 locks             There was a phone call on Sunday evening: a polite suggestion was made, a plan was formulated. Hence after a night’s rest punctuated all too often by fast freight trains just yards from the towpath (see previous post) there was an early alarm call, a swift departure for the services area further along, a dive into the village Coop and a departure westwards. 2 locks and 6 miles later, thirty seconds (yes,...