Monday, 16 July 2012

Here and there.



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.     IMG_1416 BargeMoving on down we saw this lovely big barge cruising sedately through the swing bridge at Saul Junction. 

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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.

IMG_1421 Orchid     IMG_1419 Frampton P.O Stores

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.

IMG_1420 Frampton GreenAs it was a fairly warm sunny day The Bell Inn was surrounded by thirsty customers enjoying a brief sunny spell!

IMG_1171     IMG_1424  feeding Geese

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.

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