Now, we could have squeezed past and left it for the next boater to sort out but that wouldn't have been sporty so, having got Ian off, he walked on to try and bring it's bow round. Only made things worse 'cause now it completely blocked the canal and wedged itself onto the far bank. Yours truly then did no more then bring FS to it's stern and gently push it back towards the towpath. Having done my good deed I tried to reverse. Tried, was the word, as I was stuck, good and proper like. All I succeeded in doing was pivoting on whatever had me in it's grasp. Ian was still trying to secure that boat totally oblivious to my plight. Then, when he did become aware of my predicament, he tried shouting directions which I must say peed me off no end as I had already tried every which way I could. Pole came in handy at that point and high revs in reverse. With a loud gulp FS slid off whatever it was and I shot backwards but at least I was moving. Got back into the side to collect Ian although I was sorely tempted to leave him to walk!!!!
Then stopping for water before The Rising Sun lock two boats came past First, a lovely speed just as it should be but the second! Well!!!! I feared for my plates! Having filled with water we happened to meet the pair at the lock, both waiting for a boat to exit. Ian walked toward the chap and polity told him that if he tried harder next time he might actually be able to break all our crockery! All he got was a stony stare, so my moment of naming and shaming has come. Meet the idiot on boat Jalizcazam
|Maybe he was racing to the pub to get the free beer!|
This was a first for me. Seen basking in what little sun we had, a Terrapin.
|Crab apples, a delicacy for the ducks.|