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42 - Daw End to NIA moorings in Birmingham, Daw End Branch, Rushall Canal, Tame Valley Canal, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and BCN.

Sunday 11th August 2002.

We had decided to get into the heart of Birmingham that night, so it was an early start at 06:15. 06:40 saw us at Rushall Top Lock, easy passage down the locks, turning left at Rushall Junction at 08:40 onto the Tame Valley Canal. At 09:25 we arrived at Perry Bar Top Lock and were soon stuck into this pleasant and much tided up flight. 
Out of the bottom at 11:40, we were amazed to find that the long pound between locks 11 and 12 had been dredged. Arrival at Salford Junction, after picking our way under the many motorway bridges was at 11:55 and we turned the FIRST right onto the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal towards Birmingham. The improved Aston Flight of 11 locks took between 12:05 to 13:30. 
It was right at Aston Junction, to carry on into Birmingham on the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. 13:45 saw us at Farmers Bridge Bottom Lock and it was an interesting Sunday afternoon passage up this classic flight of locks. I say interesting, because there were two blokes doing something involving belts and being naked, behind one of the side pounds and also because the old burnt out warehouses have been demolished to give the flight the most opened out look for many years. 
Arrival at the top was at 15:05 and 15:15 saw us moored up on the St Vincent Street Visitor Moorings, just beyond the National Indoor Arena. Whilst finding a spot we passed Martin Phillips on NB Boden. After we were settled Neil went down and had a good long chat and a beer with Martin and his family. By complete coincidence we all met up again in the cafe Rouge later that evening.


Rushall Top Lock. Rushall Canal.


Rushall Top Lock. Rushall Canal.


Rushall Top Lock. Rushall Canal.


Looking back at Sutton Road Bridge and Moat Bridge. Rushall Canal.


Looking down to Gillity Bridge. Rushall Canal.


Lock No 3 Rushall Flight. Rushall Canal.


Lock No 3 Rushall Flight. Rushall Canal.


Lock No 4 Rushall Flight and Birmingham Road Bridge. Rushall Canal.


Looking back at Lock No 3 and Fiveways Bridge. Rushall Flight.


Lock No 4 Rushall Flight and Birmingham Road Bridge. Rushall Canal.


Locks No 6, 7 and Bell Bridge. Rushall Canal.


Looking back at Bell Bridge and Lock No 7. Rushall Canal.


Lock No 6. Rushall Canal.


Looking back at Shustoke Bridge and Rushall Bottom Lock. Rushall Canal.


Biddleston Bridge. Rushall Canal.


M6 Motorway Bridge. Rushall Canal.


Rushall Junction. Rushall Canal.


Looking up the Tame Valley Canal.


M5 Motorway Bridges. Tame Valley Canal.


Brickfields Turnover Bridge and Scott Bridge in the cutting beyond. Tame Valley Canal.


Looking back at Gorsefarm bridge. Tame Valley Canal.


Piercy Embankment. Tame Valley Canal.


Piercy Aqueduct. Tame Valley Canal.


Piercy Aqueduct. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Barr Cutting - rock strata supported on brick piers. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Barr Cutting - Freeth Bridge. Tame Valley Canal.


Walsall Road Bridge and Perry Bar Top Lock. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Top Lock. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Top Lock. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Top Lock. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


M6 Motorway Bridge. Tame Valley Canal.


 Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


Detail of lock ladder built into the bottom wing wall. Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


The remains of the old by-weir control house. Perry Bar Flight. Tame Valley Canal.


 Tame Valley Canal.


 Spaghetti Junction, built over the Tame Valley Canal.


Salford Junction. Tame Valley Canal.


 Looking back from Salford Junction. Tame Valley Canal.


Salford Junction. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Looking back at Salford Junction. River Tame Aqueduct. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Cuckoo Wharf. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


 Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Bottom Lock. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Bottom Lock. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Looking back at Aston Bottom Lock. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Aston Junction and Aston Top Lock. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


 Barker Bridge. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Bottom Lock. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Bottom Lock. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


The opened up vista, following the removal of the burnt out warehouse. Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


The opened out Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Flight. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Cambrian Wharf. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Top Lock. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Farmers Bridge Top Lock. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Old Turn Junction.  Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


 Looking back from Old Turn Junction. Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.


Old Turn Junction. BCN.


Oozells Street Loop. BCN.


Old Turn Junction. BCN.

The Tour Continues...


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