Thursday, November 24, 2011

Boston and Bardney

The mooring at Boston was well covered in weed.

The weed soon vanished on the way back up stream

On the towpath there are a load of rail signals. One I noticed is used as a signpost. Not sure what the others are for.

Lee was walking up to the next pick-up point and found a load of blackberries to go with the apples we scrumped on the towpath earlier.

The Boston Stump stands proud.  It is the highest thing for many miles and can be seen almost from Lincoln :-)

Up at Antons Gowt the BW workboat is still at it.  Not sure what it is. Few bits of weed appearing as they cross the river.

Mooring here and a pub within staggering distance.

The wind is blowing the weed from one side to another at this point.

BW workboat and barge.  Lots of bits from the moorings at Boston on board.

After meeting up with Lee and making a cup of tea head off to the next mooring at Langrick Bridge.

After a quiet chug the mooring comes into sight.

The view from the bows.

Pop across to the boatyard for some derv.  I sat waiting on the mooring for a cruiser to leave.  I had forgotten it was Saturday and by the time I got there it was shut.  The new owners are extremely obliging and open up especially for me.

Another lovely day and plod on up river.

Some weed appears again.

and then it gets a bit more serious.

Any relative of Llamados do you think?

More and more weed.  It seems to be congregating in larger lumps.

Occasionally small gaps so that I can give the prop a reverse to clear some of the rubbish.

Coming up to the mooring at Tattershall I spot these two geese on the bank.

Can't find it in the book. Any ideas?

Tonight's mooring.

Still plenty of weed. Where does it all come from?

Miles of the damn stuff.

and more

and more

Getting closer to Bardney and there is more weed.

An empty bit of water at Southery.

At last the drain in front with the old railway bridge on the left.

The old route of the Witham and the lock on the left.

Come on Lee get them gates open.  I haven't had a cup of tea for an hour :-)

and at last the mooring for the winter. The butty that can be seen carries coal so we are ok for fuel for the winter.

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