The Canals of Birmingham
A sunny day helped to give everyone a very sunny disposition for the outing. All 12 of us arrived well in time for our outing from Brindley Place. Although we are all from the area and there is always something new to see in ever Birmingham, today we chose some of the oldest parts to see instead.
Boarding the narrow boat at noon sharp, the captain was very accommodating for those less able, and we were pleased not to leave anyone out this year. Setting off South, past the mailbox and sharp right towards Edgbaston, an informative and pleasant commentary pointed out many of the historical pints of interest and the background to the development of the canals in general.
The one-hour round trip was excellent value, not too long, not too short, and we arrived back in time for a long lunch and refreshments at the Tap and Spile, one of the many hostelries at the canal’s edge. It was really good to share our thoughts and ideas, as well as general conversation with the group, not always easy at the regular meetings.
The small task set for the day based on the four elements, should have been easily accomplished with such wonderful surroundings, and we look forward to hearing the inspired writings at a future meeting.