Trent & Mersey Canal


Monday morning. And guess what? We’re not in work.

Time move on after the weekenders have stopped pratting about. Just a short trip to Weston on Trent, about 3 hours and through 4 widebeam locks. Past the “inland port” of Shardlow, through Aston lock and the deep Weston Lock (10’11”), around to bridge 9, Fine George’s bridge and stop. The Trent is not too far away and so Toby gets a swim, for it is our promise and boy, it is another hot day. Can’t say we recommend this stop – unless you like planes! For we are now at the other end of East Midlands airport. All through the night they took off. Plus there were nasty horse flies (cleggies) and biting mossies.

Goodbye to Sawley Cut . . . one of our favourite stops

Steve had an odd moment, so he painted the lid to the tool box.

Out along the Trent and the confluence with the Derwent, under the M1 – see the cows sheltering?

This way for the T&M

Under bridge No 1 – funny to think this goes all the way to Preston Brook and the Mersey.

Steve waits at Weston Lock – just bitten on the foot by a horse fly – children, don’t wear crocs on your boat – lets flies in!!

Yep, pretty deep.

Final spot – a hot day – spot Toby on the grass? And below a field of poppies