July 4th 2012 Into Birmingham

The moorings at Minworth were ok apart from the visit around 7pm of a youth on a motor bike who ripped up the tow path at brake neck speed, not once but twice covering the boat with mud as he did so. It was an ealy start today as we set off for Birmingham. It was raining by the time we got to the first lock of the day and carried on raining for most of the morning. Progress was reasonable considering the number of locks between us and our destination. There would be a total of 27 locks to go through before we reached Birmingham city centre. The locks were interesting in the later stages as they were under roads and buildings. As we neared the the last of the locks the lockie appeared, bit late thought I. We have moored just passed gas street basin thanks to Ian and Irene of NB Free Spirit for their mooring info.We  have had a nice walk around the city and very pleasant it is too.

Today 9 miles    27 locks

Our left turn under the M6

locks under buildings in Birmingham

Shell Bell (2nd boat) moored in Birmingham

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