Sunday, May 04, 2008

Devizes To All Cannings - In The Rain

6.11 miles, 2h 19m 27s Locks:0 Bridges:14 (inc: 2 swing bridges)
Average speed:2.63 mph (2.63 lock/mph)

Moored at Devizes

Yesterday we went shopping in Devizes for a few items including some sealant for the shower, which John plans to re do this coming week. The afternoon turned out fine so I planted out the French lavender,



I bought all these a week or so ago to replace the violas and bulbs

Our mooring was opposite Lower Wharf where there is the Canal Forge with a Blacksmith. Despite the proximity of Town Bridge, the main road out of Devizes, it was a quiet night.

We stayed overnight and this morning set out for All Cannings – in the dry at first, but before long the rain came!

John reversed back to the winding hole and winded. It was a perfect job and one of the other
owners asked him to do his boat too! But we wanted to get on our way! Passing all the Devizes
boat club boats, moored for another night I suspect.

There were quite a number of boats moving today. We passed a number of familiar boats going the other way! We passed Nb Juno who asked John if we knew Dave from Nb Arcona – a similar boat with a Gardiner engine. Answer – yes, we came up Caen flight with them in September! I forgot to get a photo of Juno, but will if we see them again!

I opened Bishop’s Cannings swing bridge (133) for them and then we passed them at the fuel boat. We left them to it and continued on our merry way.

This canoe raft seemed like fun – I suppose you have to all paddle as one otherwise there could be a problem!

We moored at All Cannings in the dry! I got rid of the rubbish and also some recycling – they have skips for plastic bottles and cardboard here. Why no cans and paper too?

We shall stay here for the night and then cruise back to Pewsey tomorrow. We have visitors in the evening – Sally-Ann and Mike from Cornwall. Fellow bloggers – one of my favourite blogs as it reminds me what Cornwall is like!

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