However it was just early enough...we had a lockless run to Fazely junction and shortly after that Tamworth begins to make its presence felt
|Lots of interesting back gardens to look at en route, this one blessed with lots of gnomes.....|
|I am sure I have been told before what these cubby holes in some bridges were for but I have forgotten (it's my age!!)|
Perhaps someone could enlighten me...........
We stopped briefly by bridge 67 and Geoff walked to a nearby Tescos and then just a little further to moor opposite Alvecote marina. The moorings shown in our book were after the next bridge but that looked to dark with trees for our liking.....
After tea I took Barney for his walk and thought I would explore what was shown as a nature reserve in our book but it was full of trees and far too lonely for my liking so I tried the other side of the canal and went to explore Alvecote Priory....this was a bit of a let down...I think I expected something a bit grander!!!! There a few ruins and a bit of scrubby grass so it wan't the most successful of walks.....later Geoff did the nature reserve walk with Barney so he didn't miss out......looking back on it maybe we should try walking together sometime!!!!
Total distance:8.06 miles