Today we pushed on towards Fradley Junction.
Looking back at Glascote Locks,
Then over the River Tame, still well up, and onward to Fazeley Junction.
Through the bridge and you are heading for Birmingham on the Birmingham and Fazely, we debated going through the second city but decided to go around, fewer locks.
History gets rather complicated here. Although generally considered to be part of the Coventry Canal, from the junction up to Whittington it was built by the Birmingham and Fazeley who had become fed up with the failure of the Coventry company to complete its authorised line and were anxious to connect with the Trent and Mersey. This is why the bridges on this section have names,
Weather tomorrow not looking good so we intend staying put, just past the Hopwas firing ranges.
Watch this space..........