Is this what people come on the inland waterways for.To go as fast as possible?? I think not but one person last night thought the speed limit didn't apply to him. We could hear the sound of an engine way back and I honestly thought that the boater would throttle back as soon as he saw us moored. But no! Full speed...and I mean full speed, creating a massive wave which pulled our pins clean out even though Ian had them crossed pinned.
At first I politely asked him to slow down but soon resorted to calling him a moron and an idiot when he increased his speed even more. Thinking it was a private boater turned bad, a lady in the boat behind us (who was also in the process of retrieving her pins) soon put me right as she had seen the name of the hire company on the cabin side.
Our destination was Pyrford Lock. Thought it a good place to stop but so many gongoozlers walking the towpath peering in at us that we felt a bit like goldfish in a tank. Had lunch and it was then decided to try and find somewhere else.
|FS (far back) moored on the visitor moorings|
|On the water point by the lock.|
But I was sorry to see the nest abandoned today. It really was not the ideal place to lay her eggs as too many people around to disturb her. What a shame that 4 ducklings are never to hatch.
We walked to Murry's bridge near to Byfleet to see if a suitable mooring could be found. We found the perfect spot, in between reeds, where FS would nestle in nicely and so high tailed it back hoping it would still be there when we returned. Quick loo empty and fill the water tank before descending the lock. But this time it was rowing boats that were to hold us up. It was less than a mile to get to the mooring but took twice as long on FS than it did when we walked!
|This dog belongs to those in the rowing boat. Exactly how could they pick up its poo when they are not even on the bank!|
And on route,
Pulling up the Penny wort, a never ending job.