One of the hottest days of the year saw me trying to take photos of the Staffs. & Worcs. canal in mid July.

I encountered a friendly couple from Norway who had come over to enjoy our canals, hiring a narrow boat at Gailey.

Unfortunately my main camera decided that the heat was too much for it and displayed “Err 01 Communication between the camera and lens is faulty.” , instead of taking a photo. So I had to resort to my compact camera, which generally works well, but the high contrast of the tree lined canal was a little too much for it. So, the photos below are not up to the standard I like, but as I promised the couple I would post some on my website, here they are.