Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Anyone want a Sofa?

0 Locks 6 ½ Miles. Now moored at Hartshill.

Its going to take a few days to re-adjust to British Summer time. Last night was a lovely evening and before we knew it the time had slipped by and it was well after 7pm and we hadn’t even got dinner on the stove.

This morning started out OK but soon the clouds rolled in from the West. It was quite mild but still a bit of a nip in the air as we set off. Two other boats came off the Ashby with us but they headed South at Marston Junction.

Going through Nuneaton there was the usual rubbish floating around but we were surprised when confronted with a 2 seater couch/sofa floating towards us. It appeared not to have been in the water very long as it was still floating pretty high out of the water.As it becomes water logged it will of course sink and become a hazard to navigation. There were also 3 tyres floating in the same vicinity.

This hasn't been in the water long as its not waterlogged.

When we arrived at Hartshill I went over to the BW yard and found a member of staff in the yard and reported the presence of the sofa near bridge 30. He said that when the guys got back from a meeting he would pass on the information.

After we had been moored for about an hour or so I spotted a boat approaching from the South which looked familiar. It was Mike and Denise on Nb Densie slowly working their way back to Kings Bromley. They moored up in front of us and invited us aboard for coffee and a chat which we gladly accepted.

1588 locks, 3387½ miles, 59 Tunnels, 44 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

4 comments:

Jill and Graham said...

In the 14 months that we have been cruising, Nuneaton is the only place that we have seen a sofa in the cut, must be an affluent area all changing their suites (tongue in cheek). Mind you we have seen a lot worse!

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Jill and Graham
The minds boggles doesn't it. We did see similar on our maiden 'voyage' in 2004 around Birmingham. I am sure the rubbish is getting worse.
Take care

Heth said...

It's a graphical image of DFS "going under".........!

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Heather
We get the picture, LOL :-)Well done.