Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Hungerford, Kennet and Avon Canal

 Lots of conflicting instructions on this lock.  In the end we left the top gates shut, and all the paddles down.  If the bottom lock was leaking that badly, it could run out of water by itself.

Saw a kingfisher and heard 2 cuckoos today.

Wanted to get water at Kintbury, but there was already a boat taking on water so we went on to Hungerford and just started to get water there when the Rose of Hungerford arrived for it's ablutions.  Managed to get a space on the wharf and while we were there the Hairdressing Boat arrived and David went over to get an interview for Canals and Rivers. 

I made David help me take 4 bags of washing to the launderette to discover that it has now GONE!!!!  He was not very happy - and neither was I.  Four bags of washing in the shower is in the way.

In the evening Bob and Ann from Amber Moon visited.  They live in Hungerford and because of the flooding have not been able to set off on their cruise this year.  We had a great Italian meal in the Three Swans in the High Street.

We saw our first cygnets today.  There has been a dearth of ducklings this year though.  In fact there are not many ducks around anywhere.

I matted this card onto white card and cut the edge with deckle edged scissors, then I matted it again with lilac card and edged that the same way.

I wrapped some lilac gingham ribbon around the front of the card and tied it in a knot at the front and stuck down the photograph.

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