Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
This morning Jo and I took walk along the line of the derelict section of the Dudley No.2 Canal, now referred to as the Lapal Canal, and in the Leasowes alongside the restored but unconnected section.
Looking from the land bar across the abandoned but restored section of the canal towards what is Hawne Basin the other side of the road bridge and industrial estate.
The other direction towards Lapel tunnel.
Miniature railway alongside the canal towpath, which looks like it hasn’t seen use in many years.
One of the lakes in the Leasowes as seen from the towpath.
The end of the restored section of the canal within the Leasowes.
From this point the canal is filled in, and behind where I was standing to take the photo disappears between a housing estate and an industrial estate. This is as far as we walked. We returned to the Leasowes and walked around the lake we saw from the towpath.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Set off this morning to immediately suspect there was something on the prop, and there was, but soon got it cleared.
Inside Netherton Tunnel. Having passed through Netherton tunnel to Windmill End, we turned left onto the Dudley No.2 Canal, new waters for us as we have never done this section before.
We had to wait for 4 boats to exit Gosty Hill tunnel before we could go in. One of the boats was “Colehurst” with Brian and Brenda on-board, whom we know very well.
The northern portal of the very narrow and sometimes low Gosty Hill Tunnel.
Entering the next bit which is higher.
Looking back at the first low bit.
The high bit.
The next low bit.
Now moored in Hawne Basin which is at the present terminus of the Dudley No.2 Canal. It is run by the Coombeswood Trust.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Some work is being carried on both entrance bridges to the Soho Loop.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
After lunch today Jo and I walked down the 13 Farmers Bridge locks. The one and only time I have travelled through these locks was in 1971 on ‘Pisces’. It has changed a bit since then! Well some of it has, and some of it hasn’t.
Aston Junction, the Ashton top lock can bee seen under the wrought iron bridge, the Digbeth branch goes off to the right.
The Digbeth branch turns left here, with the Typhoo basins ahead.
The Digbeth branch continues on to Bordesley junction with the Grand Union Canal.
Selfridges from behind Moor Street station.
Moor Street station from alongside Selfridges.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
This morning we moved Hadar to the other side of Sheepcote Street Bridge, opposite the Fiddle & Bone, having spent 2 days on the 2 day moorings. We are now on the 14 day moorings.
After lunch we took a walk around Cambrian Wharf.
The gardens behind the new library, and Broad Street.