Saturday, April 05, 2008

Pewsey To All Cannings, Epiphany Turns Red

7.1 miles, 2 hrs 38 mins, 2.7 lm/hr

A very early start! John got going at 7.30 as we had a bit of a way to go to our "painting spot". The sun was shining and there was a light breeze. Our first encounter on this route is with Pewsey Boat Club moorings on the off side after Pewsey Bridge.

There were a few people around by the time we arrived at Lady's Bridge (120).

The bridge is quite ornate - a sop to the landowner Lady Susana Wroughton for taking the canal through her land.

As we reached All Cannings who should we spy but Nb Ten Bob Note. This photo shows the reason for the name!

I forgot to put a link to his blog yesterday so here it is! There is also quite a bit of very interesting reading on the other sections of their site!

We carried on and it was not long before we arrived at our destination! The sun was still shining but it clouded over a bit for a while and by now there was a cold wind. However John soldiered on. He put gloss on our stern cream band and then sanded down first the starboard side and put on red oxide.

He then winded at the nearby winding hole and did the same with the port side.

Now we have to wait for a few fine days in succession to put the under coats and top coats on.

We then returned to All Cannings to moor, next to Ten Bob Note. Ernie and Rhonda and 2 dogs, Archie and Mabel stopped for a chat and it was great to meet them.

Tomorrow they say will be very cold and wet - we shall see. It has hailed once this evening and now it is raining!

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