Sunset over SmethwickWe left around 10:00, turning right at Deep Cuttings Junction (thanks Neil!) through Broad Street Tunnel and onto the Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Worcester Bar.
After the sharp right turn in front of the Mailbox, we pulled in to fill with water and empty a loo tank, then set off towards Edgbaston.
The railway is a constant companion all the way to Bournville, and at Edgbaston there are twin tunnels, one for rail and one for water.
Two miles further on, at Selly Oak, a major reconstruction has taken place on the canal. To enable a new road to be built, an aqueduct has been built to carry the canal over the route. A temporary diversion was dug so that the canal wasn’t closed during the works.
There’s an interesting set of photo’s here. Click on “slideshow”.
Mags, practical as ever – “It must have cost a lot for the paint….”
We pulled in on the secure moorings opposite Cadbury’s at Bournville after just 2 hours.
It’s been a grey, cool day, but at least the rain held off till we’d got tied up.
Locks 0, miles 4½