Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Murky water

Going back to August on the Main Line the water may get murky but i like it better than frozen!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Farm equipment in the mist

Going back a couple of months to this ghostly early morning image of farm equipment alongside the canal.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Winter along the canal

I've been unwell the last week or so but feel better today and didn't really feel the cold (which is usual for me) so i took some photos along the canal to show just how cold it is. The canal is frozen over as you can see!

Warmer Gower

In warmer times the Gower Branch Canal.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Snow and ice

So Winter has come early, the Tame Valley seemed a bit iced up earlier in the week though Gas Street seems fine today... snow on the towpath though!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pubs (1) : Lock Dock & Barrel, Leamington Spa

A new occasional series of canal side pubs. This one is in a lovely spot alongside the Grand Union at Leamington Spa.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Water a bit low

Tame Valley Canal in Perry Barr earlier in the week, problem with water flow. Fixed now anyway.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tame Valley on a DSLR

Having a play around... i mean learning how to use... the work Digital SLR (Sony DSLR-A200) i took these photos along the Tame Valley canal this lunchtime.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

From Bodymoor Heath Bridge to Marston Field Bridge

I returned to Bodymoor Heath up by Kingsbury Water Park this misty morning but this time headed along the towpath of the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal in the other direction and went up as far as Marston Field Bridge. And here are the photos.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Boats on the canal (28)

This boat on the old main line at Oldbury appears to have the nameplate of the Warship class locomotive Druid on it. (Full size)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Once there was a bridge

At one stage what looks to have been a railway bridge once crossed over the canal here.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wyrley and Essington 25/09/10

This morning i headed up to Brownhills for my second trip to the Wyrley & Essington Canal, this time i went in the other direction in the direction of Cannock and so on. Of course i took many pics, the water of this canal is quite clear and on a sunny day like today you get some great reflections.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Grand Union at Leamington Spa

We went down to Leamington Spa today and of course the Grand Union passes through the town so i took a few photos along the canal (and the river Leam). Its a nice spot, i think i might come back soon and give the canal here a more thorough examination.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mind the edge

The Wednesbury Old Canal has a lot of reeds and other water vegetation at the sides, its not clear exactly where the towpath ends and the water begins, so take care!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Gower Branch Canal

The Gower Branch Canal is a nice little canal that links the old and new Main Lines. It is only a half of a mile long and runs from Albion to Brades Hall Junctions. One notable feature about it is the so-called staircase lock at Brades Hall.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Railway Bridge (1)

I like photos where a train runs over the canal (via a bridge of course). I've managed to take a couple lately, here is one of a train on the main line going over the Main Line.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010