Monday, 24 April 2017
Aqua Incognita 2: Tame Valley Canal
Perry Barr locks was another place we had been warned about, but had no trouble either way from anyone. Indeed they were nice locks in mostly pleasant surroundings, marred only by the amount of rubbish - tyres being a speciality - fouling the gates.
The cutting at the top of the locks was beautiful with spring flowers
There were some serious cycle path works going on, for miles.
appears to be being funded by Birmingham City Council. I only hope that they become well used, and bring more people to the canal.
On the way to Brownhills, we turned off at Rushall Junction
No longer afear'd, we tied up by Piercy Aqueduct for the penultimate night of the trip. A lovely rural idyll...
And finally, a scene from Perry Barr facing downhill.