Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Heading for Hockley Heath

Caxton crossing the brand new Selly Oak aqueduct en route for Hockley Heath.

We left Birmingham on Saturday and started our journey to Hockley Heath and a booked mooring at Swallow Cruisers where we are to have some alterations made to the galley and access to the rear deck.  It was a crisp day and there was a bit of ice on the Worcester Birmingham Canal as we headed south out of the City but after turning east on to the Stratford Canal at Norton Junction the ice had disappeared.
Caxton making the turn at Norton Junction

We stopped for lunch opposite Lyons boat yard, a warming bowl of  homemade celery and stilton soup, before setting off again to water at the next waterpoint - here we encounter the serial waterpoint moorer Sunset Nomadic of a previous post - once serviced we pushed on out into the country and pleasant quiet mooring for the night.

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