Monday, 7 May 2012

Above Benham Lock, Kennet and Avon Canal

 We had to move moorings as we'd done our 48 hours, so we moved up through Newbury Lock and as the weather looked quite good (blue sky and sunshine) we decided to head for Kintbury.

Of course, the weather immediately deteriorated and by the time we got to Benham it was beginning to rain. 

So, as the crafty craft race was about to hit us on their way from Kintbury to Newbury (6 miles and 8 locks!) we banged in the spikes just past the lock.

There were about 30 varied craft with all sorts of crews.  Love the Union Jack tights (above).  We have been told to "dress up" for the Pageant.  These should do it.

And the most original craft - paddle wheels?

Some crews were nearer the water than others.

And then there was the  peddle power.

It rained during the whole day but most were having fun and there were spectators following them down the towpath the encourage them on.

We are not attempting to reach Bath by boat this year, so here is a photo instead, taken from the moorings on the River Avon just after the weir and Poultney Bridge.

I matted the photo onto gold, blue and white card and then onto some blue card which I Cuttlebugged.  Blue ribbon was wrapped around two of the corners and then the panel was fixed to a white card blank.

1 comment:

jaymor said...

Because of illness my husband and I never managed to fulfill our retirement plan of owning a narrowboat or motorhome. I just love to read the blogs of narrowboat owners and came across yours today and to find you are a paper crafter as well was great. I have been making cards for over 8 years and did wedding stationery until my husband's illness meant I became a full time carer so now it is just cards. I was brought up in Birmingham so was surrounded by canals and I live near Lichfield now so Hopwas Fradley Fazeley and Kings Bromley are all nearby so I still have the canals. Now I will be following you as you move around.
Regards, Jay