Oct 20

We moved along the Trent and Mersey Canal, from Fradley junction (with the Coventry Canal). We spent the night there, after just missing out on the fabulous Sunday roast dinner they have at The Swan pub, right at the junction. I remember that fondly from a past visit.

I haven’t posted this for a while, and if you already know how, please ignore. If you want to see a map of the canals, which indicates my location, check out the link on the command bar above this post, on the left margin “Interactive Canal Map”. Once the link activates, choose the tab on the left- “Boat Locations”. Find the last posting I have made (sometimes a couple of days ago), click on Wandering Canuck, and you will see on the map where I am (or was!). I am trying to get this to work in real time, so far with no success.

We are presently in Burton-upon-Trent, the brewing capitol of Britain. The big (really big) brewers are Coors/Molson, and Marston’s. Coors has two monster breweries, because they have bought out several other brewers. They dominate the lager market with North American (read US) style lager (which some actually call beer). They also brew lots of others on license from around the world (many ‘import’ brands are really brewed here in Burton). I prefer real ales from smaller brewers, and go out of my way to support them.

Major storm predicted (tail end of a hurricane), so we might spend the day here tomorrow.


About Ed Mortimer

I'm a retired school teacher, now living on my narrowboat in Britain. I'm touring as much of the canal and river system as I can. This blog describes what I do and where I've been
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One Response to Oct 20

  1. Mike Weisgerber says:

    Me thinks you drink to much beer Ed ha.

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