Saturday, 10 May 2014

Day 1 of the BCNS Explorer cruise

what is the BCNS I hear you ask it is the Birmingham canal network society , and every year for two weeks there do a explore cruise of some one not very used canal in the bcn area, we have join week one with 14 other boats , we all met up on the Birmingham and Fazeley canal near Curdworth Friday night
 boats moored up Friday night

, this morning we all set off  first up the minworth locks (3)
 Tina steering the boat

 on our way Saturday morning

 Minworth bottom lock

 the old Cincinnati factory

 most bridges over the canal round brimingham have a hatch in them this was for the fire service to put the fire hose into the canal mostly used in the war

 fisherman caught a fish  right in front of us

 just going under a factory

 half way under

 looking back

then onto Salford Junction , and spaghetti junction  this was really good in fact amazing engineering I hope my photos show it

 Salford junction

 toll lock

 after this we went onto perry bar locks (13)

 great brickwork

 looking over towards Birmingham
 moored up for the night


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