Tuesday, 18 January 2011

On top of a Wrens Nest...

The Tipton Portal of the Dudley Tunnel - Floyd is less than impressed, not much headroom there - we are moored about 5/6 boats lengths away.    I wandered down and had a look this morning before taking the dogs for a walk.  I had 'Googled' a satilite view of the area and spotted woodland not too far away that would be great for the dogs if I could get access.  It turned out to be quite an extensive Nature Reserve that welcomed dog walkers and their charges, the Wrens Nest Nature Reserve which appears to be an abandoned Limestone quarry that is now heavily wooded.
Above - One of many  limestone cliff faces to admire
The view from the top of the Wrens Nest looking towards Birmingham.

As the weather was so springlike Joe and I spent a hour or so cutting wood that the Dudley Canal Trust (DCT) had piled up for boaters use.  We had spotted it yesterday and asked permission this morning.  So we are log- heat tonight as opposed to coal and very nice it is, thank you the DCT.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was glad to see you have broken out, and that new heat is at hand. hmm, my home central heating is playing silly b^%%ers!
Roll on the Gas engineer tomorrow!