Thursday, May 22, 2014

British Isles Friday

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October 2009 - Birmingham England

Once again we had great autumn weather when we went to Birmingham after London.

Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) is a network of canals connecting Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and the eastern part of the Black Country. The BCN is connected to the rest of the English canal system at several junctions.

At its working peak, the BCN contained about 160 miles (257 km) of canals; today just over 100 miles (160 km) are navigable, and the majority of traffic is from tourist and residential narrowboats.

The start of the Birmingham Canal at Gas Street Basin, central Birmingham

As you stroll along the canal there are many opportunities to sit and have a brew and watch the boats.

What I wouldn't give for a full English!!!


  1. Beautiful shots, Jackie! The canalside looks quite inviting.

    1. Have friends who own their own canal boat. My mum was from Brum. Spent a lot of time there as a kid but not by the canals unfortunately.

  2. What a lovely trip this sounds like! I would love to explore this part of the world someday!

  3. Love spending fine days walking along our local canals. So full of history. Thanks for posting these fab pictures.

  4. Just added Canal Walk to the list of things I want to do in Birmingham! Lovely photos!


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