The pub we went to, Lamb and Lion, was okayish. Food had an 5 star rating and very nice it was too. The staff were exceptionally friendly and went out of there way to make us welcome but the state of the place was abysmal. Tables left dirty, floor littered and the lady's loo! Well don't even go there!!! If it hadnt been for the selection of beers and the brilliant staff we may well have left there and then.
Set of at 6.30am 'cause we had a long way to go to meet up with Dennis and Margaret at the Barge at Seend. Very slow going with the continual moorers along the majority of the route, and what with the 11 locks, 5 swing bridges and 17 miles to do we had rather a long day. But it was great to meet up with them again, not on the party boat Icing this time, no, they came to show off their new camper van. Were all off for a meal at the Barge tonight, this will be the 5th meal out in a week!
|Ready for lift off|
|Hilperton Marina diesel at 65p Ltr. No wonder we had to wait 30 minutes before it was our turn. Seems that every private boat heads straight for there.|
|Huge wide beam on a go slow. Very glad he got to the swingbridge before the other wide beam coming the other way. It meant we could go through first.|
|Dunking stool maybe???|
|And the ducks do use the ramps.|
|Seen on the lock gates. Heather feels sure it's some sort of nest box. Anyone have any idea?|
|Dennis and Margaret at Seend Bottom lock|
|Both Ian and Dave actually got to steer into a lock. It's normally Heather and me!|