October 25th – Passing through Walsall on a wet and very blustery day, I passed Town Wharf, the canal basin that’s been in Walsall for a while now. In fact since the canals were built here, a couple of hundred years ago.
I notice we now have hastily added deep water warnings, because apparently people are mistaking the weed on the canal for grass and falling in.
There has been a sudden rash of such incidents in the last few weeks.
Once can only speculate why so many folk suddenly should try to replicate the biblical miracle of walking on water here in Walsall. Perhaps the nearby establishments that sell wine may be linked. Maybe they converted it from canal water (not too much of a transition for some of the local ales, to be fair).
It’s all most peculiar. But do mind how you go. It’s wet down there.