Thursday, 4 August 2011

What a difference a day makes

The heavy rain woke me up this morning, the weather forecast was for showers, well we didn't get any, it just never stopped for hours.  We decided to move on despite the weather.  We continued up the Stratford Canal to Kings Norton and then turned onto the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, passing through Brandwood Tunnel (352 yds), Wast Hills Tunnel (2726 yds), Shortwood Tunnel (613 yds) and finally Tardebigge Tunnel (580 yds), we descended Tardebigge top lock and then moored, ready for the Tardebigge flight, a mere 30 locks tomorrow.  Just before mooring the rain did finally stop and we have had a walk this evening, although it still looks like we might get more.  We are planning to go to Worcester and stay a few days.
Its raining!

Brandwood Tunnel

Guillotine Lock

Pity about the graffiti

Kings Norton Junction

High on the wall of the Worcester and Birmingham toll house is a 1993 reproduction of the scale of toll fees in 1793. Fees varied from ½dper ton per mile for lime, to 1 3/4d for food or finished products.

Lower Bittel Reservoir Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Tradebigge Top Lock  Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Ang's Mooring Pin cover (thank you)

Our Moorings today

the view from the moorings

16 miles 1 lock (4 tunnels)

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