Archive for the ‘Canal’ Category

Misty Morning

Hoar Frost

It’s been pretty cold on the cut (and all over Britain to be fair) just lately…in fact we’ve been iced in for almost a couple of weeks now, which is exceptionally early! The ice is already about three inches thick (or maybe a bit more by now!) and due to the moisture in the air […]

Dane & Clara

Wandering down the canal towpath to my daily haunt, the Mill Arts Centre, I was stopped in my tracks by the lovely popping sound of a Bolinder engine…below the lock in Banbury were Dane and Clara, two wooden narrowboats on their way up to Daventry. Both boats originate from the early 1900s — Dane was […]

A Day in Birmingham, pt 4

I’m always looking out for the quirky when I’m wandering about with a camera…why things capture my eye, I don’t really know, but here are a few more images I took whilst tramping the towpath… . . .

A Day in Birmingham, pt 3

. . I actually went for a ride on the trip boat above…a bit of a busman’s holiday I guess, but it allowed me to see another part of the canal whilst sat down! . .

A Day in Birmingham, pt 2

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A Day in Birmingham

I went up to Birmingham the other week. Generally, when I felt the ‘urban urge’, I had gone to London, but being in Banbury means that Birmingham is that little bit nearer. Plus it’s cheaper to get to. And I’d not ever been there before. The primary aim was to visit the canal area there […]