Alrewas & a big birthday


We always aimed to be in Alrewas and no better place to celebrate a birthday. Even if it’s to be a big one.

With its three pubs, chippy, Chinese, Indian, Co-op, post office and good moorings plus the famous National Memorial Arboretum, it is a good place to be.

Just four locks today and Steve does three of them

Very scenic section with a very narrow bridge coming up


Looks like we won’t fit through

Tight but OK

Did Steve blink?

Onwards to the river section, Wychnor to Alrewas . . . all calm today.

This boat passes us to the left! Behind him the mighty Trent cuts across the canal. They often shut this bit in heavy rainfall but all serene today.

Oh and I forgot to mention the butchers – renown for its meat & pies!

This should have been a “final resting place” photo but we moved, twice!

This chap turned up and wanted 14 day moorings so we moved on . . .


Our final, final place. Right outside the bowling green. 14 day moorings. Nice.