Monday, June 18, 2007

All Types Of Narrowboats

As I promised on Friday here is a picture of Derek and Dot, "Gypsy Rover" and us. It was taken by "Kalimira", moored ahead of them at Devizes Wharf.

A friend from the States emailed me today to say that her Father saw "Tywardreath" at Foxton Locks in May 2004. I am not sure if this helps our dispute (see yesterdays blog) but Foxton is on the Leicester Section of the Grand Union. It all depends on when in May, as Braunston is about 27 miles away on the GU Main Line!

I thought I would let you see some of the photos we took of the variety of moored boats on our short trip from Devizes to Honey Street last weekend.

The ubiquitous BW working boat moored, just beyond the visitor moorings - for a change

Is this an original blue mini or just a Butty?

A rather smart Narrowboat with an extended bow cockpit, giving a "Tug Front" look.
A huge cruiser stern, made for outdoor living I think.

A residential wide beam with a bit of a list due to the shallow edge of the Kennet and Avon Canal. Even shallow drafted craft have problems in some places. We slept with our feet down hill last weekend!

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