Saturday, 19 May 2012
We arrived at Titford Pools on Thursday afternoon seeing only two boats during our three hours cruise from the city centre. This weekend the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society (BCNS) is holding a rally here and on Sunday we are joining about 20 other boats to cruise around the less popular canals of Birmingham. There are now only about 100 miles of canal in Birmingham: the other 100 miles have been filled in, built upon or otherwise obliterated. Malcolm & Annie on Xilion Rose have just arrived having participated in a similar Explorer cruise. And John Pattle is here with his Stewarts & Lloyds tug - Pacific. Last time we saw Pacific it was having a tug-of-war with Atlantic at the Rivky festival. Atlantic won!