Tried to moor in-between but there were 2 problems:
- The railway track: Not more than 20 yards from the canal bank. Great news if you like to be waking up with a train going past your head at 3 o’clock in the morning. Otherwise, not a good spot for mooring.
- Heavy growth of giant hogweed; and other plantlife dipping quite heavily into the canal on a cambered bank. Making it quite hard for mooring.
Didn’t bother, after spending and hour or so wondering round seeing if I could find a suitable spot.
This is where I’m moored now. You can see it has the additional texture of raindrops…. Continue reading “Froxfield -> Hungerford Marsh” »
Felt a bit bored. Took a walk to Ham and Ham Spray. Again, walked up through the estates of Little Bedwyn, with the ‘beware u will be shot’ signs, on to somewhere called ‘Prospero’ estates, again with little ‘u will be shot’ signs, but better hidden. Saw lots of little birds and beasties along the […]
Just at the other side of the canal, the River Dun winds it’s way through the valley, separating the canal from the railway. I dropped some fish in there the other day. It’s a chalk/gravel stream with a small indigenous population of brown trout. You can see, it’s quite deep and it’s registered as one […]
A couple of pictures from ‘oak hill’. It’s got a much nicer vibe than Little Bedwyn. The pound hasn’t emptied out. There seems to be a lagoon outside my window and a view down to the River Dunn, which I went down to today. I’m going to take some pictures next time I venture down […]
So after the dramas of the day, I’ve moved on, from Little Bedwyn to Oak Hill. In case you didn’t read the previous post, which contained some incorrect information, I’ll explain a little about what happened. 1) My car had no Tax and I had no log book They no longer provide physical tax disks, […]
Travelling is rewarding and exciting. But with new experiences come new risks. Travelling to foreign places, which can be undeveloped and unhygienic, can expose you to bacterial, fungal and parasitic illnesses. Even in popular countries, poor sanitation and unwashed food is rife. What’s more, diseases can be passed on from insect and bug bites, flies […]
Usually it’s the other way round. These sheep started mobbing me as soon as I went into the field. Fairly soon, there was a whole herd of them following me! Maybe the farmer gets them to be friendly so he doesn’t have to chase them round when he wants to catch them! I’ve never seen […]
Tried fishing, but the canal seems a little shallow in the particular spot I’ve picked. Unlike the other day, I’m not pulling them out one after the other, the bites are few and far between, and the fish are only tiddlers. I decide after a couple of hours to give it up, and take to […]