|On the Old Main Line - M5 completely covers the canal here.|
|Strange juxtaposition of old bridge and modern motorway.|
|These "tunnels" are not old, dating only from covering the canal here the 1970s|
|"Thaxted" - A "Big Northwich" boat leaving Smetwick Locks|
Where the two lines merge into just one, we finally descended the theee locks at Smethwick that make up the twenty foot level difference.
|Joining of the two routes - we have come under further bridge on right.|
|Fuel boat "Roach" passes soon after we have tied up.|
We chose somewhere nearby for our evening meal, rather than venturing down near the mailbox as we typically would. This is simply the easier way of handling things, until Odin is somewhat older, (a young puppy is only supposed to be taken on short walks, until their bones are harder).
Black Country Museum to Birmingham
Miles: 8.7, Locks: 3
Total Miles: 382.7, Locks: 209 (Worked)