Friday, 1 July 2011

It never ceases to amaze me

How we can stay fairly local, tootle up and down the canal, yet it’s always a different experience every time. The views are constantly changing and we always find something new…
 
Yesterday we set off up through the Rufford locks at about 5pm – believe it or not I took almost 300 photos on the way here. Now the question is how do I sort out the wheat from the chaff…? Hmm…
 
First of all here’s what the new marina looks like now, they removed a layer of top soil a while ago. But the “nesting season” got in the way, so work had to stop till August, and greenery has taken over for the time being:
 
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But I’m certain the end result will still be a great big hole in the ground…
 
Next we have Olly waving goodbye to us at lock 7…
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A bit further on I discovered this desirable property…
 
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And another one further along another one…
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But this one’s mine…
 
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Note: If anyone would like to view either of the first two desirable properties, brochures are available online at strangeaccommodationsinstrangelocations.com.
 
And on a different note isn’t it wonderful how weeds can look so stunning…? Correction: Since been told they’re wild orchids…!
 
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And crops can look so, well, cropped, yes that perfectly manicured seam is the full width of the field. The gap between it and the towpath just looks like flattened hay. Strange but true…
 
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So while we’re on a house home and garden theme, for anyone who believes in wind turbines as a useful piece of hardware I’ve found the real deal for you…
 
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And if you can manage to erect that on the roof of your boat, who knows, you might save a bit on diesel…
 
Then there’s this, the next generation (portable, it’s got handles) sausage making machine…
 
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There’s obviously no need to mention what a priceless piece of equipment this is for the towpath BBQ. And better still the luxury version also churns out beefburgers…

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