Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Hawne Basin and back to Brum




As we ran out of daylight yesterday and couldn’t get to Hawne Basin, we used the extra hour this morning to complete that trip.  We squeezed under the low and narrow bridge into the basin, it was still early and no-one was around in the shop, so we tied up Tacet alongside another boat whilst we went into Halesowen to the Baptist Church.

On our return we filled up with diesel and set off back into the centre of Brum. The weather was not too bad, after the dismal forecasts.  We had a shower as we set off, and it was a bit breezy but otherwise dry.  With no locks, just two long tunnels to navigate oh and the odd toll islands to squeeze through, the journey was not a difficult one.

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Gosty Hill Tunnel is narrow, mostly fairly tall, but closing in low in a couple of places.






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Netherton Tunnel though, is wide with a towpath each side.









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So now we are back in Brum, in Cambrian Wharf with the hatches firmly battened down awaiting the storms promised threatened by the weathermen.


13 miles, 0 locks, 2 tunnels

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