|Anglesey Basin from the top of the reservoir bank|
|Setting off from Anglesey Basin|
|Top Lock, Rushall Flight|
|Rushall Canal, below the bottom lock in the flight|
We decided that because we had made good progress, so were early, and because we didn't really fancy mooring at the Tame Valley Junction, we would press on into Central Birmingham. This goes against what I have argued strongly for this year - that we should no rush around so much, and should tie up early - however, I agreed that getting to Old Turn would be far nicer than the alternatives - but I was concerned that we might not get a reasonable mooring.
Fortunately, as we arrived at the bottom of Ryder's Green Flight we met with a single hander coming down. He'd left all the other locks our way, including the gates open, so we had an easy task. David decided to start blackberrying.
|Looking up the Ryder's Green Flight, from lock 6. Wheelbarrow man is just visible|
When we got to lock 6 we took a photo over the wall, which shows the wheelbarrow lying in the yard - presumably where he or a friend would pick it up from later.
|The interestingly named Great Bridge Bridge|
|David and Cath blackberrying|
Anglesey Basin to near Gas Street Basin, Birmingham
Miles: 22.6 (Chalice), Locks: 17
Total Miles: 212.0, Locks: 152