Thursday, 1 September 2016

Cobwebs galore in Curdworth Tunnel

After yesterday's exertions on the Rushall and Tame Valley Canals today was a lot easier. We still had 11 locks to do, though, down the Curdworth flight. I lockwheeled almost the whole flight, assisting Helen on her boat as well as Jubilee. It was good to see a couple of volunteer lockies at the top end of the flight - we could have done with them at Perry Barr yesterday! Again, every lock had to be turned as no boats were coming up. The weather stayed gloriously summery.

Curdworth Tunnel is festooned with cobwebs, not that you can see much from my photo.

A large bird stood guard at Lock 10 - a cormorant?

We stopped for lunch at the bottom of the locks, by Kingsbury Water Park, immediately behind Dilly Dally, Alan and Hazel's boat.

Moving on I snapped this peaceful scene with Tryst (I think) and the old conveyor bridge (Gravel Pit Bridge).

At Fazeley Junction we turned left to visit the facilities, then returned to the Birmingham and Fazeley to tie up by Tolson's Footbridge. We'll be here for a few days for a Boaters' Christian Fellowship event; tomorrow I have to devise a treasure hunt as one of the activities for Saturday afternoon. This evening eight of us already here - David, Mary, Adrian, Chris, Martin, Margaret, Jan and myself - went for a curry in the Ivory Tusk in Fazeley.

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