I should write about the Black Country Living Museum. But either I write a book about it, or tell you to go on their website and have a look yourself.

BCLM Map

BCLM Map

This is the map of the museum, and I visited everything. Went into the mine, did rope skipping, took the trolley bus (not exiting when you used to live near Arnhem…), drove the tram.

Driving the tram

Driving the tram

Absolutely brilliant. Interesting, fun, learned a lot. I only found one dissonant: a note on a piece of paper on a hot stove? I don’t think so!

Dissonant

Dissonant

Two days I spent at the museum, with the exception of an hour or two, when we did a boat trip into the Dudley Tunnels.
I always wonder why people want to do multimedia shows in caverns and mines.
This one was even worse than the one in Yaoling Cave, near Hangzhou, in China. Probably because this time I was able to understand the language.

But the boat trip was remarkable for the legging. No, not a piece of clothing, a means of propulsion. Used to ‘power’ a boat in a tunnel. I had a chance to leg the trip boat.

Proof

Proof

I even got a certificate.

Legging Certificate

Legging Certificate

And when you take out the text of the certificate, it becomes clear what it is all about.

Legging

Legging

You see, I’ve been pretty busy, lately. And, with a lack of proper internet access, it’s very difficult to write a blog. I absolutely don’t understand how people, cruising on a narrowboat, can write a post every day.

I certainly can’t…

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