Thursday, September 29, 2011

Boats on the canal (45)

Walsall   P9240129

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Old locks

By the side of the Walsall Canal. Walsall   P9240133

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Completing the Tame Valley

The Tame Valley Canal is the one i walk along most, as its close to where i work i tend to walk a short stretch in Perry Barr most days. However the furthest along the canal i have gone from one end of it at Salford Junction is up to the M5 aqueduct so today i started at Great Barr and finally walked the remaining 4 miles or so. The picture below is Tame Valley Junction, the end of the canal (or the beginning depending on your point of view). The photos i took along the Tame Valley can be seen here.

The canal joins the Walsall Canal at this point so i walked this for the first time (and can cross it off in my Ian Allan ABC of Birmingham Canal Navigations). I even did a short stretch of the Wednesbury Old Canal too, and the pictures from those two canals can be seen here. Tame Valley Junction

Friday, September 23, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

City Centre

Birmingham is the host for this year's Liberal Democrat party conference and all of the news teams have been quick to capitalise on the canals around the ICC to get some nice backgrounds for their reports! But then again it is a very nice area.PB160032

Friday, September 2, 2011

Boats on the canal... er... river (44)

Canal barges can also be seen on the river, as in this one on the River Severn in Worcester. Worcester P9020039