Monday, 8 July 2013

Summer Cruise 2013 – Summary

Birmingham Canal Navigations – June 2013

This was a new area of canals for us to explore, with some favourites along the way.

We use the Shropshire Union heading south as a sort of 'lollipop stick' before heading on the Birmingham Circuit.

Stopping off at Norbury Junction is always pleasurable and has good moorings, TV signal and the little shop/café and the pub!

Stopping off at Norbury Jnc.

For the record – here is the summary of our Cruise:

We covered 162 miles across 12 canal navigations

This meant we did 187 locks and passed through 6 tunnels

We took 28 days – though 9 of these we stayed moored and chilled!

The engine ran for 98 hours when travelling and another 17 hours to generate electricity when we were moored up.

We went to 2 Wagner operas in Birmingham and to the Birmingham Canal Navigation Society Boat Festival at Pelsall.

Although it had it's moments, it was an enjoyable and interesting journey.

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