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  • Spring has sprung at last

    I went for a long walk today in sunny Wiltshire up and down the famous flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Took my trusty camera and thought I would show you some of the pictures I took. No great shakes as a photographer, point and shoot and leave it up to the camera LOL but it was nice to think that summer won't be far away.

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    Nice photos Mo, should steal some for our blog! It has been a fantastic week and the spring flowers are looking amazing, will be taking some of the daffs here and blogging them soon. Its because we haven't had rain for ages, normally everything looks wind and rain battered. Does make you feel inspired though doesn't it?
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    • #3
      Those tree roots are really great. I love that sort of thing. Nature can do some really weird things and still be beautiful. Love the barge as well. An old daydream of mine was to live on one but might be a problem nowadays fitting the lathe in somewhere. Could always build a shack on the roof I suppose and take it down when we got to bridges.

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      • #4
        Lovely photos Mo. Looks like a lovely day, was a bit chilly here.
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        • #5
          Lovely piccies Mo, beautiful flowers....
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          • #6
            Great pics and i LOVE that boat!!! Do they live in it?

            It's 30.5؛C here and muggy. No breeze at all.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by bodrighy View Post
              Those tree roots are really great. I love that sort of thing. Nature can do some really weird things and still be beautiful. Love the barge as well. An old daydream of mine was to live on one but might be a problem nowadays fitting the lathe in somewhere. Could always build a shack on the roof I suppose and take it down when we got to bridges.

              Pete
              You need a mini Barge trailer behind it Pete that's all..............ah locks are not long enough for them both to go through at the same time. You would have to unhitch it each time and negoiate each lock gate twice, there are only 16 of them to get up the hill and 22 in total LOL

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cosmic grammie View Post
                Great pics and i LOVE that boat!!! Do they live in it?

                It's 30.5؛C here and muggy. No breeze at all.
                The one pictured was a hire Barge but there are a number of houseboats on the canal Susan, a friend of mine lives on one, but they have to be a bit of a water gypsy and move on from mooring to mooring every few weeks.

                Here are our locks Susan http://www.photographers-resource.co...izes_locks.htm ..........pretty impressive eh ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MornieG Jewellery View Post
                  You need a mini Barge trailer behind it Pete that's all..............ah locks are not long enough for them both to go through at the same time. You would have to unhitch it each time and negoiate each lock gate twice, there are only 16 of them to get up the hill and 22 in total LOL

                  Mo.XX
                  A butty I think it's called. If i had a 50 footer I would probably be OK. Mind you if I had a full 70ft barge I am sure I could find space somewhere for a small lathe, depends on who is on the barge with me I suppose. At 7ft wide I can get a decent size lathe across it at one end .

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bodrighy View Post
                    A butty I think it's called. If i had a 50 footer I would probably be OK. Mind you if I had a full 70ft barge I am sure I could find space somewhere for a small lathe, depends on who is on the barge with me I suppose. At 7ft wide I can get a decent size lathe across it at one end .

                    Pete
                    There are one or two with 'extensions' on the top of the deck, one even had a little conservatory.

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                    • #11
                      That'd be col. I could do demonstrations and have a traveling shop up and down the canal LOL.....I know it's a joke sort of but actually it really appeals to me LOL.

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                      • #12
                        That's VERY impressive! Wow. Like going upstairs in a boat. Wow. Amazing.

                        I just found out we have been under a severe storm alert for about an hour! It will be over in about 45 minutes but already seems to have skirted us...good ol' spring weather...I mean, I knew is was dark to the north, and I kept hearing rumbly thunder...supposedly it was quite severe with hail and lightning and high winds.

                        Do the people in the boats get out of paying taxes by being not tied down, so to speak?

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                        • #13
                          Sea Sick Pete?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cosmic grammie View Post
                            Sea Sick Pete?
                            I was merchant navy officer for 12 years and never sick so I don't think a canal barge would be too much problem LOL

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bodrighy View Post
                              That'd be col. I could do demonstrations and have a traveling shop up and down the canal LOL.....I know it's a joke sort of but actually it really appeals to me LOL.

                              pete
                              Can see you now Pete 'Bodrighys Barge' LOL

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