Tuesday, 16 September 2008

September Cruise - Day Five

Tuesday 16 September

After a dash into Birmingham town centre to buy a charger for the camera battery (!), we left our moorings at 9.30, heading along the Main Line towards Wolverhampton. At Smethwick Junction we turned right, and went up the rather attractive locks onto the Wolverhampton Level.

Soon afterwards, the canal goes under the M5, and spends quite a long time underneath the motorway.

At 1pm, we reached Tipton Juntion and made the tight left turn towards the Black Country Living Museum. We winded, but there were no available moorings in the Museum area, so we moored just the other side of the bridge. We spent the afternoon at the Museum, looking round the re-created Black Country town, and going down a coal mine. The afternoon ended with a trip into the Dudley Tunnel, to see the caverns created by mining.

9 miles, 3 locks (Totals: 44, 76)

1 comment:

Amy said...

Your photos are looking familiar! We waved goodbye to the previous owner of the Duck as he stood on the bridge in the top picture, and months before when we viewed the Duck for the first time we went to Spon Lane as a demonstration and I winded the boat to go back by the flight. That was only in April, but it seems such a long time ago!