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Our fifty eight foot. narrow boat ’ Skye ’ halfway up the Farmer’s Flight of locks
as we approached the centre of Birmingham. It’s rather a long and hard slog up this flight of locks which sometimes actually pass under buildings – this is often referred to as ’ bandit country!’ We did come across a group of suspect youths but my wife Heather cunningly sweet-talked them into helping us through these locks by telling them she could do with some ’ real muscle ’ help ! They were only too willing to oblige.
Birmingham has done wonders with the canal system in the heart of the city.
We spent two days surrounded by boutique bars and shops along with some delightful old pubs.
Location: Farmer’s Flight of locks, Birmingham City, UK in 2007.
Fuji S5000 at 5.69mm, 1/320, f/5, iso200. JPG image.