Wednesday, 30 October 2013

After the storm.

It was the storm they called St. Jude's Storm. We thought we had better go and check Constance was OK. Of course she was, the solar panel had moved but that was about all. It was a nice day so we decided to move on. With Judy taking the car and operating the swing bridges it was not long before we were at Honey Street.
I enjoyed a couple of pints in the Barge Inn. Lovely place with lots of photographs to look at.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Bye bye Semington, hello Devizes

Our stay at Semington has come to an end. We need to move east. The first night we spent at Seend, opposite the Barge Inn, where I sampled some of the Wadworth ales. You can order 1/3rd of a pint of 3 different ales then have a pint of the one you like best. Good idea.
The Barge Inn at Seend

Friday - leaving Seend going towards Sells Green

A bumper crop of haws
 Friday night we stopped at the bottom of the Caen Hill lock flight so that we were ready to ascend when Heather and Mum arrived to help. We had met up with 'April Rose' as we came up the flight from Foxhangers. They were just ahead of us, waiting for their extended family to arrive, so there would be plenty of help...
On our way up...

A welcome sight - the little café - means you're nearly there.

Looking back down the hill.

Smiling back at the photographers.
With all the help, we did it in the record (for us) time of two and a quarter hours. We stopped at the top for lunch, then leisurely moved on to Devizes Wharf for the night. We went to 'Spoons' in Devizes for our evening meal. So we are now on the long pound for at least six weeks because the Wootton Rivers locks will be closed for maintenance until the end of November.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Another coat of paint

With sunshine like it was on Sunday, it was too good an opportunity to miss; painting the roof again. Another coat of grey undercoat applied in the warm autumn sunshine after a quick rub down and de-nibbing. Now I need another day like that to get the first top coat on. Hopefully soon...