*****Is going there and back to see how far it is.*****

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!

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Monday 1 April 2019

Day 24: Back into Birmingham.

Hello family, friends and followers.

After a brilliant weekend of cleaning up the canal, with a wonderful group of people, we left Malthouse Stables, Tipton this morning and headed back into Birmingham.
All that remains of Valencia Wharf.
Under the motorway and into Scaffold city.

Nippy start to the day, but the sun is now out and it is warmer. 13.9 miles 3 locks. It was a very pleasant cruise. We only saw two boats. One was going in our direction and down Brades Locks. So we carried on to Smethwick Locks.
I had to do a bit of flushing to get Keith out of the second lock, because the pound was very low.
Half the issue is other boaters do not put the locks on, when they have left a lock, so this allows the little darling to drain the pounds by opening the paddles. With the locks on Smethwick, if you push the bar in and it does not lock, then you must do it manually, by doing it with the key. It is pure laziness not to lock the paddles behind you. Of course some maybe broken and so they need to be reported to C&RT, so they can be fixed. Anyway I locked them all behind us.
Back into Birmingham, we turned into Ladywood Junction and went through Oozells Street Loop and moored up.
We want to do a few things in Birmingham, so will be here a couple of days.

Pop back soon xxx

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