Saturday, 7 July 2012

Saturday 7th July 2012
It was raining again this morning, but there was promise of better to come so we set off heading for the Wyrley & Essington.
As we passed the yard where we tried to moor last night there were lots of people setting off in groups on the Birmingham Half Marathon.
Turning left into the Wyrley the first thing seen is an old gauging  station, then despite the sight of tower blocks around, the canal seems quite rural and New Heath town Park looks fine.
The weather was supposed to deteriorate this afternoon so we didn't plan on going too far. We pulled in at the entrance to the old Bentley Canal, which is now just a very short arm with visitor mooring, on the edge of a large retail park. We then raided Sainsbury's before settling down to watch the Ladies Singles Final.

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