|Lasted nearly an hour.|
|And after the rain. You can just see our boat through the left hand bridge.|
|Top of Farmers Bridge flight.|
|New plaque on the wall by Farmers Bridge top lock|
All the locks were against us, that is, until we met a very nice man name of Jim Shead, a waterways photographer and writer. He had sold his boat years ago but enjoyed keeping fit by helping us boaters and armed with his windlass, set every lock and helped us all the way down the flight. If you are reading this, Jim, many thanks.
|Unique bywash on the flight|
|New C&RT lock beam. Still dont know why they have done this. It reads-Step at a time a river|
|down through the town.|
Into the gloom
|When I cropped this photo I realised a face stood out of the brickwork.|
|Rubbish at the bottom of the flight.|
We then turned left at Bordesly Junction. A tap symbol in Nicholsons showed where we could stop for water to top up the tanlk by bridge 102. Ian attached our hose to the tap then turned on the water but not a drop came out! C&RT must have spent some money here judging by the wall painting and flower boxes, but if they want boats to stop they should at least supply the water.
|Would have looked stunning if the graffiti artist hadn't done their worst.|
|Grand Union Canal|
|First junction in the photo, and the one we came out of, was the Grand Union with Ashted locks. The 2nd junction by the pillars is the Birmingham & Fazely and Aston Locks.|
|Tonight's mooring at Curdworth|