Tuesday, 12 June 2007

More painting.

Still moored above Greenham lock.
366 locks, 509½ miles, 16 Tunnels, 8 swing bridges and 9 lift bridges since Nov 2006

The day started overcast and warm. Initially the weather forecast was for rain later in the day but I pressed on with some masking ready for painting.
Later in the morning the forecast changed so I got the paint out and pressed on. The only problem here is that the towpath is in good condition and many people use it walking or cycling stirring up dust which settles on the boat. Luckily what I have done looks good but I will wait until we have a grassier less dusty towpath before doing any more.
I did manage to find time to do a bit of fishing, with reasonable results, several roach, a chub and a bream. Not too bad as I was only using bread for bait which comes off the hook fairly easily.
Since we entered the K and A we have noticed a distinct lack of boat movements which is surprising as we thought that this canal was supposedly a popular destination with boaters. Still it suits us having the canal to ourselves.

Tomorrow we are off again....hoorah.

1 comment:

BigJohn said...

Hi D&D
Any plans for when you'll be passing Devizes? We'll look out for you
John & Fiona
nb Epiphany