Thursday, 31 August 2017

Moored at the Black Country Museum

Thursday 31st August
Yesterday morning was miserable, it was raining for most of the morning, I had put a wash on and popped to Sainsbury's for some shopping while Kev stayed on the boat. After I got back we had a cuppa and got ready to leave for the Black Country Museum, there was a boat moored behind us and the man told us it may be better to take the Wolverhampton line as there was only 3 locks to do & it was slightly better scenery!
We took his advice and when we got to the junction we turned right to Smethwick locks.

This museum is only open on some Saturdays and is free entry.
 Entering Summit Tunnel 103 yards long
Leaving the short tunnel with Summit bridge just next to it.
 Above is the the M5 where lots of work going on
M5 works going on for a long way.
 Passed the enormous DPD distribution centre
Going over the Birmingham mainline canal!
 Moored on 24 hour mooring looking back at Dudley tunnel
 The visitor center
R&R moored down below
We moved forward this morning as a boat left first thing, the moorings are secure as they close the footbridge( behind us) when they leave and also there is a gate just forward of where we moved onto and you need a BW key to exit. There was a hire boat moored further away when we arrived yesterday but he had reversed back to the secure moorings at dusk last night as there were some youths about and so we weren't sure if they had any bother with them. We are going round the museum today and hoping to get the famous fish & chips that we have heard so much about!

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