Monday, 16 June 2008

Gas Street

It is 9 years today since we sailed off into the sunset! Oh! what innocents. After only 2 days on a boat handling course we set off on the Lower Peak Forest Canal from the builder's yard heading for Marple. Our first excitement was the fisherman we met on coming out of a skew bridge. Not sure who was more surprised, but we missed him. Then we entered the Woodley Tunnel (above) in which we managed to come into contact with the roof and we scraped paint off the handrail.

Then as we approached the bottom lock it started raining, which turned into a thunder storm, the locks were stiff and there was a lot of rubbish in the water. It took us hours and it was dark and we were soaked by the time we reached the top lock and I was absolutely shattered. As we were closing the top lock Malcolm, who owns the Top Lock marina and had been our teacher on the boat handling course drove up and let us moor on his garden. I've been in love with him ever since!
A simple Sympathy card. A photo taken on the Kennet and Avon, all misty and tranquil. I mounted it onto green, mirror and black card. I then matted green card onto black and decorated the edges with shaped scissors and added a black spotty ribbon and bow. The sentiment is a peel-off matted onto black and mirror card and I added some rub-on doodles on the bottom

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