Saturday, 19 May 2012

The Big One (7-7)

Saturday 19th May 2012

Antons Gowt Visitor Moorings.

Cold and overcast for a change! The rowers are out in force once again. Apparently as the river has long straight stretches of water the Olympic rowing teams are doing some training here.

Had a walk to the Malcolm Arms and bobbed in for lunch. The staff behind the bar we found out live very close to where we live. Its a family run business so they travel down here to work a couple of days a week!

I did some work repairing a computer for some of our new mooring friends Jacqui and Martin on Nb Sukama. So they called in to see us and to pick the laptop up and have a chat. They were on their way up to Langrick Bridge as this is the closest point to Boston where a black water pump-out can be done.

There are a few interesting objects along the towpath. One is a pair of hands cut out of wood. Another is a sleeping face under a blanket of Oak leaves.

Wildlife: The more unusual one was a stag deer,  spotted from the towpath. 

More of the usual birds including Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Long Tailed Tit, Blue Tit and Great Tit. Plus a Mink spotted on the flood bank, who almost came face to face with Poppy. She did not see the Mink but she picked up on the scent and tried to track it down.

Here is a mystery close-up photograph taken on the towpath - so what do you think it could be. I will include a full photograph tomorrow.


Daily Total
Miles: 0.0
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 0.

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 701.9
Locks: 652
Swing / Lift Bridges: 115
Tunnels: 6
Pump Outs: 9
Engine Hours: 2128.8

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