Saturday, January 30, 2010

Gas St / Worcester & B'ham

Some new photos, and it's nice to get on the canal without it being all iced up (though it was jolly cold out there this morning!) Went from Brindley Place, past the Mailbox onto the Worcester & Birmingham. Geese aplenty but none attacked me for a change.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tame Valley still frozen

The canals are thawing very slowly, here was the Tame Valley yesterday.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The thaw is on... slowly

The ice is melting slowly, took some photos along the Birmingham & Fazeley earlier. It will be a while before it is navigable!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Union of geese

Geese on the Grand Union, they chased me after this pic was taken of course. Geese hate me for some reason!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Two men arrested after driving car down frozen canal

Well what can you say?

"Two men have been arrested after trying to make the best of the cold spell by driving a car down a frozen canal — only to plunge into the icy water.

The pair were driving on the Union Canal, which runs from Edinburgh to Falkirk, near Winchburgh, West Lothian, yesterday afternoon when the ice gave way beneath them, police said..."

More snow and ice

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Birmingham & Fazeley today

I took this photo earlier, with snow on top of the ice its maybe hard to realise there is a canal under there!

Monday, January 4, 2010

More ice

Another cold week, the canals are not likely to thaw any time soon.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Moat Bridge

Happy New Year! Lets start 2010 with a photo taken yesterday, Moat Bridge on the Rushall Canal. I love this bridge!