Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mucking about on a Sunday afternoon

Photo by Jan Dytor.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

World Suicide Prevention Day

Many a person has been buried,
Many a hymn has been sung,
Many a eulogy been delivered,
and many a tear has risen from the heart,
and fallen
slowly
down
the cheek
to the cold hard floor
lost,
like one who has
gone
too
soon.
For those who have gone
Who should have stayed
For whom the bell tolled
but who should have remained
For whom the song remains unsung
aching with every beat of these living hears.

Let’s talk about it. Don’t let the bell toll.

World Suicide Prevention Day

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Sorting out the table:

Having learnt what to do, I set to to do. 

Before…

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After…(logs not included)

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

Catching up/Passing by

Where does the time go?  I have been out and about and seem to have just missed, or just caught fellow bloggers in passing.  When I FINALLY met Jaq and Les near Grafton Regis I didn’t have my camera (and was about to meet a family to go boating).  Then when I saw them again (passing through Braunston Locks), I didn’t have my camera but they did. Here is the proof we passed!
I also passed MB Willow at Buckby

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Then, at Somerton Meadows, I came upon Epiphany.  It has been YONKS since they were down this way and I have fond memories of their journey through Thrupp turning in to a couple of months of being stuck in the snow and ice several years ago.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

lift bridge open



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Caravan lift bridge (215) pictures

The morning walk took Boots and I past the lift bridge this morning.

CRT were on site discussing what they would do to open navigation and were confident they could get it cleared by the end of the day tomorrow (or even today).  This could be impressive but it seems CRT don’t manage the Oxford Canal but panic respond. It is no surprise the lift bridge collapsed – indeed, it is surprising it has stayed up so long.  It is good fortune that no-one was hurt (canoeists and narrow boats often pass under the bridge)

Here are some pictures

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

No surprise - caravan life bridge collapse

Several of us have written about it, and many of us have noticed it.  Finally the bridge has collapsed closing navigation. Here is the stoppage notice:

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/1558/caravan-lift-bridge-215-oxford-canal