On leaving Cuckoo Wharf, we straight away arrived at Salford Junction. This junction is right under the eastern end of the M6 Spaghetti motorway junction, also to add to the confusion the River Tame flows under the canal, the Tame Valley Canal departs to the left of the junction, and the Birmingham & Fazely continues to the right, almost immediately another canal departed to the right, this is The Grand Union Canal heading back to Birmingham and London.
Our plan was to head down passed Nuneaton and then onto the Ashby Canal, before heading back to our own marina at Napton.
The industry and housing gradually dropped away until we were into open field, mostly bright yellow with Rape. We moored between two locks, very peaceful except for the roar from the M42, out of sight but not out of hearing, but as it was still very hot and we had worked our way through nine locks and we didn’t want to do anymore.
In response to comments received from previous blog.
Thanks Andrew from Granny Buttons re. The explanation for the 4am indicated timing for uploading my blog. When work out how to change the time from Google time to GMT I will do it.
Martin says, “That the Newer Post Link at the bottom of each blog doesn’t work”. I regret that in these matters I am so un-technical, that I don’t know what this means, Please comment again and explain.
Thanks Swampy for your good wishes, and although your Father referred to the part of the B & F that you found me fishing, as “Deepest Darkest Aston” fortunately with the sun shining so brightly it didn’t look so bad. Good luck with your boating plans.
Still can’t get a good enough speed to upload pictures, I will do so as soon as possible.