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Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.


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Friday, 2 August 2013

At the original home of Branston Pickle.

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Travelled 1.6 miles, worked 1 lock in a time of 1 hour 15 minutes.

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Last night it was 36 C inside our boat, it was sweltering. Paddy found it so much cooler outside, so lay out on the back counter to cool off.

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We left Burton-Upon-Trent at 8.35 am with a view to finding Morrison’s in order to do some food shopping because the fridge is looking rather bare.

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So we left the home of Marston’s and set off a short distance to ringed moorings at Bridge A38 (T). To get to Morrison’s we walked along the towpath to a pathway through an industrial estate. We then followed the footpath towards a roundabout where we turned left, again following the footpath towards McDonalds where we crossed the road there was Morrison’s, it was easier to find that we had thought. Having done a small shop, we set off again at 10.25 am to find a mooring for the weekend.

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We were met by a gaggle of geese, who moved out the way by forming an orderly line, usually they just get out of the water, but this lot seemed much braver.

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Home for the weekend is near bridge 34 and the Branston Water Park. Branston is the original home of Branston Pickle before production moved to Bury St. Edmunds in 2004. I look forward to having a good nose around over the weekend.

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