Geocaches - 3
Start - Wednesbury Parkway
Finish - Hamstead
I am back adding a new section to the BrummieRing.
Thanks to a combination of Micky Flanagan performing at the NIA and me having some Holiday Inn points to use up, I am doing this leg in the way that it was intended. I am starting in the centre of Birmingham, saying my goodbyes to Sonia as she gets the Kidderminster Train from Snow Hill and I get the Tram to Wednesbury Parkway.
With both our modes of transport leaving at 9:30am, we are chasing each other out of the station. I don't get a wave.
25 minutes later, I am disembarking at Wednesbury. Its grim on an overcast sunday morning. To start, I have some road walking to pick up the canal, which is my main walking footpath.
A diversion for a cache brings me to an appreciation society for the most frequently spotted canine on this odyssey.
|You couldn't make this up, could you.|
|Canal all the way to the end of Phase 5|
I am elevated, which often provides good views. I also cross several aqueducts, the most impressive being the M5 slip road onto the M6. Countless times I have driven under here without realising a canal crosses it.
|A Canal Runs over it|
|Birmingham - in the Sunshine|
A log of shame coming up.
Hit Hamstead. The chance of refreshment is thwarted by it being on only 11:57. But this is good news, as the trains only run once an hour on a Sunday at 11 minutes past.
|Too Early on a Sunday|