This is the stuff that got stuck in our propeller yesterday. It's used as buffering/bump stops at bridges and locks.
Thankfully we didn't collect any more today.
We carried on towards Birmingham, managing to dodge the showers and passed this moored boat on the way. Have you even seen such a tall TV aerial?
This is King's Norton Stop Lock. It's no longer used but the guillotine mechanism remains.
We're now moored on the visitor moorings, near Cadbury World. It's quite noisy here as we're opposite the very busy Bournville train station.
We were planning to visit Cadbury World sometime next week, but reading in Nicholson's guide and looking at the BW warning signs beside the mooring telling of thieves working in the area, we may have to change our plans and maybe moor elsewhere and come by train. Does anyone have any experience of this area? Is Cadbury World actually worth visiting?