Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.
I hope you will join me in my rambles and do please comment – I love to hear from and meet new people in blogland!
Friday, 23 March 2018
Day 4: BCLM Bound.
I had the most restful nights sleep. We were both in bed by 9.30pm due to being completely shattered. My head hit the pillow ans I did not know a thing until 6.30am, which was absolute bliss. Of course a cuppa was enjoyed in bed and we discussed the days plans, which were to get to the BCLM (Black Country Living Museum). Paddy got his walk along the towpaths of Birmingham and then he and Marmite enjoyed breakfast.
We left Birmingham at 8.25am with a spring in our step and a stiff breeze blowing in a nippy wind, which was capable of freezing the brass of monkeys at times.
Things were going so well we were pottling along merrily. until we got to Rylands Aqueduct on the Birmingham new line, Where there was a notice informing us the canal ahead was closed. It would have been more useful if the notice was at the Netherton Tunnel Branch junction so we didn't have to reverse back to it. We have since found out the stoppage is on till May. Yes I know we should have checked the stoppage list, but hey ho never mind. It was no big deal really. We winded and diverted by the Gower Branch, made a nice change though.
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