We visited the Black Country around Birmingham to pay our respects to David Simpson, who sadly died recently. David, or Dave was a well known and beloved gentleman who cruised the Broadland rivers of East Norfolk, following retirement.
A network of thriving, but laid back canals criss cross the Black Country. Outside of Dudley, just next door to the famous Black Country Museum we came upon a marvelous attraction and community hub ~ the Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust. A smart fleet of working barges convey people through the maze of subterranean waterways, into wonderous limestone caverns, excavated during the industrial revolution