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.