Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Tardebigge Top Lock, Worcester and Birmingham Canal

 One of the two working boats that are usually moored by the Lower Bittell reservoir.  Just past it there are permanent moorings with lovely views both ways.  What it really needs is some visitor moorings too.

We set off at 0715, passing Beau (who is going to use our mooring while we are away) and had no trouble until we got to Wast Hill Tunnel.  We could see a light as we approached, so David waited for the boat to come through and off we set.  We could see several lights coming towards us, but as the tunnel is almost 1 1/2 miles long we couldn't wait.  We met the first hire boat and they panicked, the boat swung across the canal and we hit it!  The second boat stopped dead and we managed not to hit that one.  Then there were two more which we also managed not to hit.  We saw more boats in the tunnel than we saw on the move all the rest of the day.

We arrived at Tardebigge at 1130 and as it was so cold (it had been sweltering yesterday) we decided to stop above the top lock and not go onto the moorings below.

Late afternoon and the sun came out.  I went to bed at 9.30 with a glorious sunset over the vale towards Droitwich and the Malvern Hills

Three cards using the same photograph of white, wild roses.  I thought of this card because there are still some wild roses about today.

This one I matted onto white card, cut the edges with deckle edged scissors and then matted it onto yellow card and then onto a white card blank.  Simple

This one was matted onto yellow card and then silver card before being fixed to a yellow card blank.  Simple again!

Then on this one the photograph was matted onto yellow card and then silver card with the edges scalloped.  Then it was matted again onto green card and yellow card.

Some yellow ribbon was wrapped around the green panel and another piece of yellow ribbon was folded in half and fixed to the bottom ribbon with a green brad and the edges snipped at an angle.

The whole panel was then stuck down onto a white card blank.

Not quite so simple.

No comments: