|Cant we reinstate this law for cyclists!!!!|
|A bucket dredger still used today for demonstration.|
|And the beast that powers it.|
With 2 Wetherspoons in Gloucester we were spoilt for choice. In the end we chose the Regal with it's movie theme. It was King Kong lording over the unsuspecting public. Steak was today's special at £7.45 so a Sirloin for me and Gammon for Ian.
On the way back to FS Ian happened to spot a Ladies and Gents hairdresser. Everything was priced at £9.99 whether you have just a cut or a cut, wash and blow dry or even a full colour. My hair was starting to get annoying so I popped in for a trim. Went a bit shorter then normal but, not knowing where the next reasonably priced hairdresser would be, I though it worth it. Then leaving Ian to walk to Maplins (2miles away) I headed off for the nature reserve. Following the line of the river I came upon an old lock.
|The lock with cottage next to it now owned privately.|
It was a fabulous nature reserve with plenty of bugs to keep me happy. I will put the photos on my wildlife blog at a later date. Just put these few pictures on for now
Coming over the lock on my return a hire boat had started the ascent. It's only when you view it from this angle do you realise how huge it is.
Looking for somewhere to moor he decided to come next to us rather then use the 6 or 7 free pontoons all in a row! Consequently the inevitable happened as he backed in. The wind grabbed the boat exactly as it had us and Ian had to rapidly fend him off. Anyway he got in and then we discovered that the boat was now blocking the TV signal on the Omni aerial!!! So now the aerial is up high on the pole 'cause I cant miss my Holby City. Oh and what of the Gull I hear you ask. No sign of it this morning so the firemen were true to their word.