|The boat Inn at Gnosall Heath
|Our moorings last night
|Hardly worth turning on the tunnel light
|The tunnel passes through an immense wall of solid rock
|What a catch
|Dyer warning of witchy goings on if you don't slow down! If nothing else it caught our attention.
|The Cadbury owned building
|The right hand portion is an fabulous extension, the old mill building is on the left but beautifully restored
|Peace and tranquillity save the sound of AmyJo's engine
|Wheaton Aston lock in the distance but the boat on the right caught our attention
|Punch and judy and friends watch the passing boats
|Whilst this large Betty Boop adorns the roof
|Water surges out of the bottom gates.
|This one must be having some work done on the base plate to be sitting so high
The Aqueduct is a short cast iron canal aqueduct between Stretton and Brewood. Designed by Thomas Telford and bearing his name plus its date of construction, 1832, it carries the Canal 30 feet (9.1 m) over the road.
During 1961–62, the road under the aqueduct was lowered by about 4 feet (1.2 m) to allow taller vehicles to pass underneath.
It was one of Telford's last aqueducts and has been grade II listed since 1985.
|An Empty A5 passes below. Most unusual for this busy road
|Our view as we pass over on the canal.
|Our mooring for tonight. The bridge in is at the bridge behind on the left
According to Wikipedia the name Brewood is a mixture of two elements. The first element is the British word 'briga', which appears in modern Welsh as 'bre'. This is the most common of a number of Celtic place-name elements signifying a hill. The second element is probably obvious: the Anglo-Saxon 'wudu', signifying a wood. Hence the name Brewood means either "Wood on or by a hill" or "Wood near a place called Bre".
|Brewood village. The centre is just up ahead
|The local folly, Speedwell Castle
Tomorrow we bid farewell to the Shroppie and hello to waters new for AmyJo as we continue our journey south. All will be revealed in tomorrow's post.