Time Lapse video logs of cruises on the English canal system
Each time I've gone to/from Birmingham from the direction of Warwick, I've always taken the Stratford Canal route, which although longer doe mean safe moorings care available a short day's cruise from the city centre. This time I opted to take the Grand Union Canal route in, even though the accepted wisdom is to stop at Catherine de Barnes as the last real safe place before the city centre. The thing is, circumstance meant I was setting off from Hatton Top which is an extra 10 miles and 5 lock...
Day 12: Starting at Lapworth Link, this canal journey takes us down a section of the Grand Union Canal Main Line, through the 433yd long Shrewley Tunnel and then down Hatton flight of locks - 21 locks in little over 2 miles of canal. To cap it all, it started raining too.Photographs taken at 5 second intervals and then compiled into a video sequence.Music by Blue Sky. This video is released under the Creative Commons License of free to share.
Time Lapse of journey along the Stratford Canal. Day 11 of my cruise to Tewkesbury and back sees us complete the rest of the Stratford-on-Avon Canal through lock flights, rain showers, and past swans. Taken over two days (IRL) due to engine trouble sees a journey of a little over six hours compressed to as many minutes. Music taken from the self titled album by Ornament (available on archive.org). See my blog at NARROWBO.AT for cruise diary.
Day 10 of our cruise down to Tewkesbury sees us leave the River Avon and re-enter the canal system. Going through Bancroft Basin in Stratford, we head up the Stratford on Avon Canal, to Wilmslow. We whizz through the locks, mainly as they are narrow locks so fill quickly, so it only takes four hours - shown here in four minutes. For this version, I've experimented going widescreen. Music by ckid
A time lapse movie of our cruise along the River Avon in a narrowboat. Day 9 of the cruise sees us go through Bidford and Binton and their old bridges and cruise all the way to Stratford upon Avon where we moor for the night.Seven hours of cruising condensed to seven minutes. The cruise took place on a sunny day in May and is part of the journey from Calcutt to Tewkesbury and back.Music soundtrack is "Orbital - Waving not Drowning" and "Julian Petrian - Embrace"
This section of my cruise along the River Avon takes us from Craycombe moorings and through Evesham, where we stopped for going round the town, before continuing on to the moorings above George Billington Lock.A shorter day than some as we spent several hours going round Evesham (didn't capture that :) ). Another sunny day in May made a relaxing day to chug up the river.The music is "Low Lying Myst" by Northcape