Thursday, 6 June 2013

Back to Birmingham – Our Summer Cruise 2013

Wednesday 5th June – Setting Off
Day 1: 3.5 miles and 15 locks
Reversing out from our mooring – fortunately little wind!

Leaving the Marina

Heading south, past the Overwater Café

George's Canalside Shop at the Bottom Lock – we bought tomatoes, courgettes and eggs
Followers of the CaRT Facebook and other boater websites may recall the controversy over this enterprise - still trading today though - sense prevails!

The famous Shroppie Fly and Audlem Mill

The Audlem flight of locks (15 locks rising 93ft) is quite delightful and we gently worked our way southwards and upwards. We passed a few boats making the locking that bit easier! These were the first locks we have done since last October. We managed well and hopefully will not be too stiff tomorrow?!

The Captain lock wheeling

The infamous Shroppie rapids!

Captain's Mate in front of the old horse stables, complete with barrel roof

Looking up the flight

Cuts in the corner post (from the old horse drawn days) as Song of the Waterways approaches Bagley Lane Br. 76

Moored up for the night at the S.U.C visitor moorings below Adderley Locks – showing the stern bulk head and 'fresh' scallops










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