I like the illuminated advert on the old Moorland’s Matches factory, which is now a Furniture Warehouse. You may remember us posting this old wooden boat in a previous blog and calling it ‘Brixham’. Well, it is in fact called ‘Spartacus’ and was built in 1946 as Ex. Bm. 145 a fishing boat and later fitted with masts converting it into a sailing ship. It seems to have new owners now who are preparing to renovate it themselves.
We spent a wonderful day out with family visiting our friends in Bristol and were kept pretty busy entertaining two certain little boys. It was nice to have a long catch-up chat over an al-fresco lunch followed by strawberry's and cream. Moving on down we saw this lovely big barge cruising sedately through the swing bridge at Saul Junction.
It is quite a walk from our mooring spot to the nearest shop for supplies. Along the way we admired some of the nice garden flowers.
There was a beautiful wild Orchid hiding in the long grass beside the towpath. Frampton Post Office Stores occupies a Georgian building overlooking the long village green. Here we bought some milk fresh from the local Hardwicke Farm, pasteurised, but not homogenised. I think that we should all try to support our dairy farmers by buying local milk instead of supermarket milk whenever we can.
Our busy little Grandson came to see us and we all went along to be treated to a snack at the Stables Bar. En route we fed the Swans and the hungry Geese didn’t want to be left out and came waddling over to us across the bridge.