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Sunday, 17 March 2013

To Brum

After heavy overnight rain it dawned grey and overcast today. We decided to take a cruise into Birmingham from Alvechurch, first off I spotted the tug Kyle at Alvechurch, then passing the Lower Bittel reservoir we saw another nice tug on the permit moorings, I always like the look of tugs, not sure if these are real or replica.
Tug "Kyle" at Alvechurch.

Tug at Lower Bittel Reservoir.

Moored at the cottage where the water flow is controlled from the reservoir at Bittel are the working boats Seaford and Alperton. These are in BW colours and both are up for sale.
Motor Seaford and Butty Alperton.

After a very wet Wast Hill Tunnel, dripping water everywhere from the roof after the rain we passed Kings Norton Junction, the junction with the Stratford Canal and headed for Birmingham on the Birmingham and Worcester Canal.
Junction house, former headquarters of the Birmingham and Worcester Canal.

The sun made an appearance as we passed Vale Park near Birmingham University.
Vale Park.

We then headed through Edgebaston Tunnel and into central Birmingham.
Edgebaston Tunnels.

Heading into Central Birmingham.

We then moored up in time to watch the F1 race from Melbourne, good win for Kimi and Lotus.
Moored opposite the NIA.

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