Trent and Mersey Bridge 52  with boat passing throughA chap I met from recently while photographing the rugby locks suggested I also photograph the Trent and Mersey canal around Alrewas. So, off I went on the best weather day available in the week. It didn’t rain while I was there but the sky was sometimes kindly with white clouds and some blue and the next minute threatening with dark clouds.
This stretch of the canal is rural passing through the small village of Alrewas, just north of Lichfield where the River Trent interestingly crosses the canal, down to Fradley Junction where the Coventry Canal meets the canal in a T junction.
It was not the best of days for photography (my style of, anyway) but this was enhanced by the friendliness of the boaters and their willingness to have their navigation photographed. It was very windy at the exposed area east of Alrewas at the River Trent crossing, so the boaters had to battle in order to maintain a straight course.
Fradley Junction is, of course, well known to boaters and those seeking to be amused by watching passing boats while lunching at the Swan Inn.

Here is a slideshow of photos I took during my wanderings along the canal.

On the Google map below use the +/_ buttons to zoom in/out and tthe arrows to move the view around.
Below is an overview of the locks and bridges.

View Arewas to Fradley Jn in a larger map