A very short cruise today with us stopping on the 48 hour moorings at Limekiln Bridge on the southern outskirts of Hinkley. I walked most of this towpath yesterday evening and it was during this period I noticed the bridges had been built for a broad canal.
As we passed a line of moored boats during today’s cruise Jan noticed the mine in the water between a couple of them.
Fortunately we didn’t hit it!
We hadn’t been moored very long when we were buzzed by a yellow gyrocopter. Not sure if the pilot was interested in us or the adjacent Limekiln pub?
Jan happened to notice a passing boat which she recognized. In her excitement she failed to take a photo so there was a mad rush to grab the camera and dash to the stern for a distant photo.
Probably heading for a wash and polish appointment with Paul!
After lunch I walked into the Hinkley Sainsbury’s superstore for a few essentials before returning to the boat late in the afternoon where I decided to give the boat poles their final coat of paint. Jan subsequently informed me I’d done it too late in the day; the paint wouldn’t dry; and the evening insects would stick to the wet paint. I hate it when she is right! But then she might not be right….
I had just finished cleaning up and was resting my back when there was a knock on the boat. It was blog reader Caroline <?> (poor hearing and old age means I might have got that wrong as well). She and Martin <?> (told you I was bad with names) were moored on the other side of the bridge in their new narrowboat (nb Sonia Louise) . We had a very pleasant conversation which I continued later in the early evening when I went to record the exact location of the moorings on the gps.
There’s something particularly nice about a new boat looking clean and fresh
It will probably be another short hop tomorrow and some further painting.