Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Late Cruise to Semington
We were on 24 hour moorings here at Bradford on Avon but didn't have to move until the afternoon, and we were really looking forward to our Boatman's breakfast in the Lock Inn, and we weren't disappointed... Afterwards we had to walk it off and made our way to Tithe Barn, a 14 century village which is now kitted out with Arts and Crafts. It is amazing that this place is still standing and in very good condition. They still hold plays and concerts here. We got back to Derwent6 at about 2.00pm and then walked up to Sainsbury's to pick up the slabs of beers and wine as it was only a short walk. We then set off. It wasn't long before we got to The Boatyard marina where we topped up our diesel at 82 ppl, we also picked up some quality oil at twelve pounds for five litres. We then carried on into the countryside and the only hiccup was that we came across a load of girls swimming in the canal at one of the bridges. They soon got out after we had been through and told them how clean it was. We saw a good mooring and decided to stop at Semington. It is here that the disused Wilts and Berks canal joins the K & A and is planned to join the Thames at Abingdon in the future. We managed to get a TV signal here and Al watched telly all evening while Del did the brasses till it got dark at 10.00pm. He spotted this Red Kite getting chased off by these two Magpie's.