While spending the winter in Switzerland I took advantage of cheap air travel to visit my family in the West Midlands area of the UK, where I grew up. Luckily spring made an early appearance so Rob and I took advantage of the lovely weather to see a little of the local countryside.
I hadn’t realized how close the canals were to my sister’s house, or that the canals ran right through the center of Birmingham – even right through some buildings! We were impressed with the renovation of the waterways in Birmingham and would certainly recommend anyone visiting the UK to take a day to go there. Canal boats can also be hired for anything from a long weekend to a week or longer……maybe next time for us.