Sunday, March 08, 2009

Sunshine and Rain

What a contrast in weather today..It started with bright sunshine so we thought we would go and try out the local newsagents and pick up a paper and a few goodies. It was a nice pleasant footpath past the 13th Century church into Hillmorton village. There had been a few alterations done, like extensions in the 15th and 16th century, but in 2008 it had new front doors which have been kept in the style of the church.

We could see the weather starting to change and it was turning cold, so headed back to Derwent6. The wind really got up and then the rain buffered Derwent6 around like a tin can. With the fire lit, all the hatches closed, and the kettle brewing nothing seemed to bother us. In the afternoon it was read the papers, a bit of telly, and Sunday steak.

While we were at the locks we noticed a funny thing in the middle of the lock..does anyone know what it is ? It has lots of what look like solar panels all round it and looked quite new.

6 comments:

Bill Rodgers said...

Looks like one of those hi-tech solar powered "green" bollards to me...

Bottle said...

Total guess, it is a solar panel to supply power for equipment monitoring water levels but it would need to have a battery somewhere for the equipment to work at night..

LES said...

I think it`s one of those things i read about somewhere that records lock use.

Anonymous said...

Hi it could be a gnome tardis
it great to hear you are havin a great best wishes bernie.

Derwent Gnome said...

Bernie, you just have not got a clue have you or maybe you have, is this the crime of the century or are you a dreamer nothing but a dreamer. Take a look at what Les said and you wont be far wrong.
Take a look at my latest blog and you will see me with a stupid lolly pop, anything for a laugh.

Love DERWENT

Del and Al said...

Glad to here you are all on the case thanks for the ideas.We know e-mails are flying off to BW so watch this space....Oh and Gnomie we are not Supertramps yet..He He