Easter Cruise day 5, 5th April 2013
On, then, to Burton-upon-Trent. Here the Bond End Canal used to go further into the town to serve the many breweries. Now it's just a stub, used now by Shobnall Marina.
On the opposite side is the Marston's Brewery, next to which is this fence where, presumably, it was just too much effort to pull the remaining bits of tree out.
While we went through Dallow Lane Lock, the last narrow lock we'd encounter for a long time, we watched a family on a dayboat try to find a bit of canal slightly wider than all the other bits in order to wind.
They eventually managed it here.
It was nearly headfirst by both of us! - The Ashby is a lovely canal from end to end, almost all of it is rural with plenty of moorings available. But, and this is a big but, the upper part from S...
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