Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A journey around the Black Country

Up until most most of my canal walking have been in the East of Birmingham so i decided it was high time i went out to the (wild?) West. I started off going along the Wednesbury Old Canal from Belper Bridge to Pudding Green Junction. Then along the Birmingham New Main Line to Albion Junction where i went the full length of the Gower Branch Canal (its only a short canal). Then i went along the Birmingham Old Main Line to Oldbury Junction. Finally a short stretch of the Titford Canal. And now i need a rest!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Stratford-upon-Avon Canal & River Avon

I indeed did take a lot of photos, 163 in total of Bancroft Basin and the Stratford-upon-Avon canal, plus a few on the river Avon too. Here you can see the full set.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bancroft Basin

Off to Stratford again tomorrow so hopefully will take a lot more canal and river photos. Here is one i took earlier.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Holiday on the canals

One of my friends/colleagues recently enjoyed a holiday on the waters and wrote about it for the university blog she helps maintain. Have a look, she also gives a bit of an explanation about the canals for the benefit of foreign students.

Boats on the canal (25)

On the Birmingham & Fazeley near Kingsbury.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bodymoor Heath Bridge

In rememberance to the O'Neill era at the Villa Bodymoor Heath Bridge which is close to their training ground.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

On dry land

Visiting the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Witton this morning i found they had an exhibit from another form of transport that definitely did not run along the roads! A canal barge, though it looks in need of restoration. Full set of photos here.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Stratford awaits

A few weeks ago i went on a work outing (a so-called "away day") to Stratford-upon-Avon. The day was great including of course the lovely canal and river Avon. I'm going to return there at the end of this month (a short holiday this time) so of course i shall take many more photos like this...

From Bodymoor Heath Bridge to Kingsbury Water Park

Time for a nice canal walk, not been on that many canal walks lately. Mostly that is because i have walked the local canals so many times i could do it blindfold (which of course would not be a good idea). So i went up to Bodymoor Heath and walked a stretch of the Birmingham & Fazeley i have yet to be along before. Many many canal boats!

Bringing this blog back to life!

This blog has been asleep for awhile, i hadn't been visiting canals as much as i had and was running out of photos. Maybe i just needed time to recharge. Anyway the blog has been bought out of its slumber and given a new look. Happy travelling.