From Alrewas to Atherstone

We took a few days to ¬†cruise from Alrewas, with it’s picturesque thatched cottages and first class butchers.Passing the spot where we moored for 2 weeks back in June, up to Fradley junction, where the Coventry canal meets the Trent and Mersey. We turned left and continued travelling south. Having survived the storms and gales, we enjoyed some pleasant cruising.The Hopwas woods almost felt enchanted with their ancient oaks, hidden castle and warning signs to keep out, it is a military site so who knows what lies beneath.And our overnight mooring was equally magical with sunshine on golden trees.
The next morning was just as dramatic when we worked our way up the Atherstone flight. Thankfully those storm clouds behaved and we didn’t suffer any rain.