Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Monday, 28 November 2011

On the way to Sneyd

We left Dudley and the Black Country Museum at 8.30 this morning after using the services there.  We were heading up through Wolverhampton to the Wyrley and Essington canal and To Sneyd Junction.
Early on we met this fellow,

watching us carefully as we passed him by.
We didn't take the most direct route, at Deepfields Junction we turned onto the Wednesbury Oak Loop.
Deepfields Junction

At first it seemed we had made a mistake as there was so much weed under the bridges we had a job doing the turn.  However this did improve, and although progress was a bit slow, we kept going ok.
Towards the end the water was very rusty coloured,
it looked quite good as we stirred it up.
We had to turn around at the BW workshops at the end of the navigation.

Bradley works

There were quite a few new lock gates ready in the yard.
Tonight we are moored at Sneyd Junction along with some residential boaters. It is quiet here with just the hum of traffic in the distance.
It has been a very quiet day, no other boats moving, and only a few fishermen. No trouble from bandits either!
Just seen the forecast for next few days, oh dear, waterproofs and thermals on then.
13 miles, 1 tunnel


  1. Wow - you made it to Bradley. I think you have won your BCN spurs!

  2. Rather a lot of iron ore in that mud!