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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

A footpath to nowhere.

Haven't we had some dreadful weather just lately, rain, gales thunder, hail...... but has it deterred the men from working on that blooming 'footpath'. No it hasn't, mores the pity. It now has a gate (which doesn't work properly) and a path that winds its way across the field instead of going straight. It's to add imterest according to the contractors. I suppose to those anoraks who love to look at winding paths it must be a work of art. Do I sound cynical? Well your right 'cause I am! I will never get the reasoning behind those idiots in the council that said the 'footpath to nowhere' must be built !

Could a push chair be pushed through this? I doubt it! If a job is to be done it should be done well. Definitely not like this.

What a mess

Where it joins the private moorings

Looking along the moorings to where the footpath ends

And looking back from the very end

Beyond the mound of earth is nothing but quagmire. The A610 runs alongside

A nice meandering path.

And finally:-

1 comment:

KevinTOO said...

I've got to agree, it does seem very difficult to justify a footpath to nowhere!!

Trying to find a positive is difficult too... if only it where a proper 'hard-top' finish that could be used by wheel chairs etc... oh well at least it'll help people navigate to and from the ECP&DA beer tent at the next event... LOL

At least you have the basis for a good debut article in the magazine :)

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