Monday, 8 July 2013

Phew! That was hot!

Judy & I moved Constance from above Bradford-on-Avon lock to below, beyond the Tithe Barn.
It gets quite hectic at BoA and this weekend was no exception. It is the first lock that many of the hire-boaters meet and sometimes it can be quite entertaining.
Having moored beyond the Tithe Barn we had come visitors begging for scraps.
On Saturday it was the start of BoA's Arts Festival, there was a street market on the green by the river and bridge. The church tower was open to visitors so Judy and I went up to the bell ringing room and on up to the bell tower itself. I now understand the  mechanisms involved with bells & ringing. I have looked at the 'changes' notation but I am not sure I will ever understand that! Outside the bell tower there was a training bell setup.
Judy had a go at bell ringing - she was quite good. They were only disappointed that she would not join their bell-ringing group.
Sunday was Wimbledon Men's Finals day, Radio 5 Live was pre-tuned so that Judy could listed to the Murray Djokovic match. The Steam Launch 'Lorina' puffed up to the lock and later puffed serenely back again. With a lovely smell of steam coal smoke and, what looked like, a lovely little 3 cylinder reciprocating engine doing the work.

Congratulations to Murray! He won Wimbledon 2013.

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