Tuesday, 14 August 2012


IMG_1709 Tardebigge

As the salad days were still lasting out we pulled on the shorts and set off towards Tardebigge Tunnel.

IMG_1710Some lucky person is having the lovely old building by the boatyard converted for residential use.

IMG_1711 Tardebigge Tunnel  The tunnel lining was a bit of a hotch-potch made from sandstone, brick and cement.

IMG_1712 AlvechurchWe dawdled along in the sunshine, then through Shortwood Tunnel and stopped for diesel at Alvechurch Boatyard. We asked the chap how busy they were and he said that June-July hireboat holidays had dwindled, but they were much busier in August. There were quite a few of their boats and Anglo Welsh boats that we had met.

IMG_1713 Alvechurch 

We moored up just beyond Bridge 61 and had a walk to the Co-op in the town. There are several useful little shops and pubs within easy reach of the canal here. 

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