We left Gas Street today after 11 enjoyable days in the area and headed out along the Worcester & Birmingham Canal towards Selly Oak where we replenished food stocks at Sainsburys and motored on past Bournville. It took enormous will power to resist the temptation to stop at Cadbury’s for chocolate supplies at discounted prices.
We stopped briefly at King’s Norton to admire the historic green, surrounded by the church, the old grammar school and the medieval merchant venturer’s hall .
We later travelled through Wast Halls Tunnel, one of the longest on the canals at 2726 yards. Passage took half an hour and we moored up just south of there for the night, near the village of Hopwood.