Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Junctions (23) : Hertford Union Junction

Where the Regent's Canal meets the Hertford Union Canal. And this Winter sunshine scene also brings an end to 2013's posts. Happy New Year to all visitors and see you again in 2014...

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pipe bridge

On the Digbeth Branch Canal.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Signposts (1) : Aston Junction

Interesting this points to Farmers Bridge Junction and not Old Turn Junction.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Eastenders (Waterways edition)

This year i have done a number of canal walks across London, covering most of the Regent's Canal and also the Limehouse Cut Canal. Yesterday i continued this theme walking several of the waterways of the East End. The River Lee up from Bow Lock (where i ended last time, i wasn't in earshot of "Bow Bells" but within sight of Bow Lock!) to where it joins the Hertford Union Canal (passing the Olympic Stadium in doing so). Then along all of this short branch of the Grand Union Canal to where it joins the Regents. You can see the River Lee photos here and the Hertford Union Canal here.

It was a nice walk, the strong and low Winter Sun was a bit of a problem but highly preferable to the heavy rain on my last walk!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Junctions (22) : Proof House / Digbeth Junction

Some call this Digbeth Junction, others Proof House. I'm prefer to use the latter but whatever you call it its where the Digbeth Branch Canal joins the Grand Union Canal. Keep going here and eventually you can reach East London. I'll have to walk that one day...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Back to Digbeth

It seems ages since i've walked a canal in the Birmingham Canal Navigations area (a proper full-on canal walk that is and not a few snaps from one location). Indeed the last time was back in April when i visited Brindley Place.

Today i walked the entirety of the Digbeth Branch Canal. Its not a long canal, it links the Birmingham & Fazeley at Aston to the Grand Union at Warwick Bar but in that short length it includes quite a few locks and two tunnels. It also includes plenty of places that smell of wee. Here you can see the photos which thankfully do not smell of anything! 

Incidentally it was 2009 the last time i've visited the canal, some of the buildings alongside have changed in that time.