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.
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.