Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Theale, Kennet and Avon Canal
Off at 0545, but we had to wait at Aldermaston for the bridge to open so took on water and then stopped for a last DIY pump out at Tyle Mill.
When we were going into Padworth lock a young swan swam in, I tried to shoe it away, but it insisted. It was a bit confused as the water went down, looking for a way out. As I opened the bottom gate it shot out like a bullet.
By 12 o'clock we were moored up in Theale and then had dinner in the Fox and Hounds down the road.
Thought I had better do a waterways card of the K&A. A boat leaving Aldermaston Lock. The photo is matted onto metallic card, white card and blue card. The back panel was embossed using an embossing folder and blue dotty ribbon wrapped around it. The whole thing was then stuck to a blue card blank.