Friday, 15 August 2008

Summer Cruise - Continued

Wednesday 30th July 2008
Part way up Lapworth Flight to Birmingham
Onward towards Brum, up the rest of the Stratford upon Avon canal and right at Kings Norton - then along past Birmingham University (passing the "World's first Hydrogen powered Narrowboat") on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, right by the railway but with a constant stream of runners, cyclists and groups out walking.

Then mooring up at Sherbourne Wharf and off for a meal in Brindley Place overlooking the canal.

An excellent pizza, then time to walk about before it gets too dark.

I love Birmingham - it's so friendly, and they've really cleaned up the city centre. No idea what this crowd of pink tutus was doing - but hey - whatever!

We went down to Gas Street Basin - once grim, but now looking more like part of a cosmopolitan European city. While there we got chatting to a couple of locals who moor there - we spent ages talking, as the light faded, until we finally decided to head back to the boat.

Daily Total: 18.03 miles, 13 locks, 2 tunnels, albeit one very small.

Running Total: 103.5 miles, 110 locks, 5 tunnels.

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