10th April 2011
Onto the Dudley No. 2 Canal, then, and a Canada goose guarding eggs.
In a couple of miles Gosty Hill Tunnel appeared, with, apparently, plenty of headroom.
But what's this?
A scary Dracula with an incongruous distance notice: Hawne Basin 1 mile.
And, in case you hadn't noticed, a sudden diminishing in the amount of headroom. We had taken all the usual precautions, though, and lost nothing to the murky depths.
Something trying desperately to stay on top of the murk was this poor moorhen which found its peace shattered - and its very existence threatened - by twenty tons of steel coming through at two miles per hour.