Sunday, 28 October 2012

Back from the Erewash to Kings Bromley

We left Wyvern Marine on the Erewash at about 1.30 pm and motored to Weston.  Weather was fine but you could tell it was turning.  Following day was quite  a long journey to Branston Water Park which we reached at 4.30 pm, no real delays.  Quite a few Hire A Canal Boat boats were moving from Sawley to Chirk.  We ate at the Bridge Inn, lovely as usual and then to bed early as I was pretty tired.  Off we went from Branston at 9 am and arrived back in Kings Bromley around 2pm.  A pump out and some bit and pieces and that was it for this years cruising.  No idea yet about next year but whatever it will be enjoyable.  Our first trip out should be Easter 2013 which are first two weeks in April.  I guess we might take a week out, possibly two.

I have been taking a keen learning interest in the restoration plans for the Hatherton and Lichfield Canals.  Very interesting and a useful addition whenever they finish, could be a few years yet.  Much like the Derby which links from Swarkestone on the T and M to near Sandiacre on the Erewash.