Cruise route is well con­nected

Canal Boat - - LETTERS - Alan Longhurst

Hav­ing trav­elled the net­work for the last 10 years and avidly awaited each month’s mag­a­zine, I was very dis­ap­pointed to read the re­ply to Jay­buck 77 about canals around Gatwick and Birm­ing­ham.

As he says, Birm­ing­ham has a maze of canals. How­ever, he fails to men­tion that Alvechurch Ma­rina with its ABC hire fleet is only 19 miles east along the M42 from Birm­ing­ham air­port (travel time about half an hour by car).

He does go into the pos­si­ble dif­fi­culty of not hav­ing a car but, again, fails to men­tion that it is un­der an hour by train, with only one change at Birm­ing­ham New Street or that the sta­tion at Alvechurch is right next door to the ma­rina!

Fur­ther­more, I can as­sure the vis­i­tors that a bet­ter cruis­ing area would be hard to find.

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