Traveling the Leicester section was like being in the African Queen going through the jungles. I don't remember the channel being taken over by reeds quite like this 2 years ago. We also were amazed at a sign on the towpath about Badgers. Would have thought C&RT would have wanted them gone!
|And what if another boat appears? Eeeeek|
|Shame the photo came out blurred|
Spending a good hour rummaging, sweeping away the smaller stuff to uncover the decent branches, heaving away to pull out the long branches and getting stung by nettles and covered in green slime from the wood, we managed to accumulate a good pile.
This lot was all somehow stashed on the roof until we moored on a wide bit of towpath by the Welford Arm. Ian started the chainsaw and cut it all into manageable lengths while I worked hard at my fishing.(Had to be done!) It was as Ian was filling the empty coal bags with the off cuts that he was approached by the chap in the boat Achernar moored behind us. It was fellow bloggers Phil and Jackie. Great to meet new folk and talk boaty things and fishing. Thats what I love about blogging. We all seem to be one happy family who rarely meet but when we do cant stop chatting.
So the plan for tomorrow is go down the Welford Arm. We have never gone that way and needs to be ticked of our list. The loo needs emptying and a convenient facility block is by the winding hole at the end. Saves having to cross our legs until the next place to empty cassettes which is at Kilby Bridge.
|Male Pheasants galore|
|And just one female|
|Mobbed by a crow|