Friday, 22 May 2015

Just a perfick day.

IMG_0138a   IMG_0141   IMG_0142 B1nr Pewsey

This was one of my favourite cottage views with that lovely ancient tree standing in the field. We passed a nice straight stretch where soft edging had been installed and the sign said Bank Repairs No Mooring.  Good solid moorings are in very short supply along the Kennet and Avon Canal.

IMG_0149 IMG_0150 Picked Hill IMG_0155a

Wild mooring seems to be the only solution sometimes, but the bottom of the boat scrapes on stones damaging the boat. Also with the operation of the large double locks moving vast amounts of water boats tip at a jaunty angle as you can see here. Hammering mooring pins into the soft high banks can rip the earth out as boats pass by too. We could see Picked Hill in the distance, then looking back, Gary having a Titanic moment on the front of his boat!

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