Friday, February 08, 2008

Cruise To The Dentist?

Now tell me. Is our canal obsession catching up with us?

We both had to visit the emergency dentist recently and as I have to have a crown they gave us the details of a dentist that was taking new patients and charging NHS rates. Guess where it is? In a marina! Staverton marina (aka Hilperton marina) in Trowbridge to be precise.

Not on a narrowboat though. Now that is an idea! A mobile dentist on the canals, cruising the system from appointment to appointment! They would be in demand I think.

I digress - slightly! The dentist is not actually in the marina but in the new development alongside. Those of you who have travelled the Kennet and Avon canal below the Caen Hill flight cannot fail to see the Alvechurch (sorry, ABC) hire base at Trowbridge.
Unfortunately we didn't cruise to the dentist - stoppages and time would be a problem!
Opposite is a new marina and tucked away behind the building above in Meadow Court to the left of the moorings is an Indian restaurant and the dental practice.

Through the bridge

The moorings to the left

A pleasant area to the right

Despite the charges being NHS rates it was an expensive morning and I have 2 more appointments and John has 3 as he has to have a filling!

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