That's three canals in ten minutes.
The safety railings have been installed since we were last here. There is a growing trend for "safety" measures to be installed on canals to protect the general public despite there having been no accidents in 200 years.
At the University of Birmingham the Hydrogen-powered trip boat is waiting for passengers.
I've never seen it operating in all the years we have been traveling this canal.
That's the fourth canal today.,
This canal we always have to negotiate very slowly as it is very shallow so we are pleased to see that dredging is in progress.
Although by Lyons Boatyard this does cause some congestion.
Of course the best way to maintain an adequate water depth might be to stop pumping it into drains.
The wind did calm down in the afternoon but we encountered evidence of its earlier fury several times.
24 miles / 1 guillotine lock