Leaving our lovely mooring at Shackerstone where we have enjoyed the peace and quiet, no cyclists, no joggers, no traffic noise..just magic
Under bridge 52 and passing Shackerstone Wharf
This 'lake' is a winding hole and there are a profusion of winding holes on this canal
Snarestone Tunnel...you can see right through
I have gone up over the top with the two dogs and waited for Yarwood to emerge
Joe winds Yarwood and then backs on to the service point
Yarwood serviced and moored up at the end of the line
As soon as we had finished some laundry and had a yet another cup of tea we set off towards Measham, walking with the dogs the line of the filled in canal where possible and the Ivanhoe Way at times. We had to avoid a large field that the footpath crossed because it was occupied by a herd of cows and their offspring, not a good mix with dogs. We diverted through a tank and off-road activity site, that skirts an open cast coal mine. We found Measham, we found a Tesco's but could we find a bus to bring us back to Snarestone, no Sirree, no buses and no taxi rank either. So we tramped back with our very limited shop. I will try to arrange a Tesco delivery to the boat in the next few days.
On his way to Measham along the canal, well the canal is 10 feet below his boots anyway.
A commemorative marker of the coal fields along the canal route. The names of the seams are given along with their depth.