Monday, December 18, 2017

The Birmingham & Fazeley

This week's theme is the canal i can see from my front window! The Birmingham & Fazeley Canal which runs between Birmingham and er.. Fazeley. Starting with this view at Curdworth.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Canal Maintenance (16) : Dignity

At Stratford.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Feeding the birds

The birds are always hungry in Stratford, especially on a Winter day.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Bancroft Basin in the snow

This week's theme is the Bancroft Basin of the Stratford Canal which i visited at the weekend, some photos of the canal in a (bit) of snow.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Boatyards (4) : Langley Mill

The only part of the Cromford Canal connected to the rest of the canal network.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cromford again

This week's theme is the Cromford Canal again, starting at Cromford itself.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Lifeboats (1) : Blue Peter 1

This week's theme is the RNLI and the lifeboats that save so many lives around the British Isles. Starting with the Atlantic 75 boat B-779 Blue Peter I at Gloucester.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Reflections

Although the canal is much reduced it still has an enjoyable towpath walk.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Marker

Looking like a Google Maps pin made real or a giant bottle opener this marker shows where this stretch of Sankey Canal ends.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Sankey Bridge 29

Another dead end, a railway bridge which still bears LNWR signs.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Sankey Canal

This week's theme is the Sankey Canal at St Helens, once the key point of the canal (such that the canal was also known as the St Helens Canal) but now the canal is much depleted and just consists of two disjointed parts of waterways though there are plans to restore it. The full photos set can be seen here.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Preston Bagot Bottom Lock 38

This week's theme is the Stratford Canal between Lapworth and Wootton Wawen, starting with this lock about half way.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Grand Junction Canal

Before this stretch of canal was part of the Grand Union it was the Grand Junction Canal, as is still proudly displayed on the side of Ravens Lane Bridge 142.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Grand Union through Berkhamsted

This week's theme is the Grand Union Canal as it passes through Berkhamsted.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Junctions (36) : Langley

Where the three canals meet. The former toll house at the head of the Nottingham Canal can be seen behind the narrowboat here.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Langley Mill

This week's theme is the latest photoshoot at Langley Mill where the Erewash Canal meets the stubs that mark the Cromford and Nottingham Canals (they both have surviving stretches elsewhere of course). The photos can be seen here.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ye old Maccy Dee

Stratford-upon-Avon is packed full of heritage and old buildings, such as this canal side McDonalds where apparently Shakeapeare himself used to go and get his Big Macs.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cranes (13) : Bishopton

This week's theme is the Stratford Canal from Bishopton to the outskirts of Stratford old town. Starting with these canal side cranes.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

WCML

A train travels along the West Coast Main Line with a slightly older transport link between the capital and the midlands in the foreground.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017