Rhodies, not everyone's cup of tea, not really my cup of tea, too gaudy, but here in the open woodland they look better. The only problem is they are spreading throughout this section of woodland, they are invasive and introduced, but purple is one of my favourite colours.
Arriving at Woodend Lock, certainly good to see a male captain pulling his weight, seriously aggravates me to see the women doing everything at locks. Women STOP!
|Wood End Cottage, glad it's been saved while the H2 thingy rumbles on|
Immediately after the lock, David said something to me, I was camera fiddling and didn't really hear him, so I looked up and caught sight of a naked man. I kid you not. So David had said to me "That sign says Naked Area" well Reader he was a brave chap, early morning on the bankside easy as you like and not a stitch on. Now I am all for self expression and freedom of thought, however I have to save that to my mind the more clothes a male wears the better he looks, conversely the fewer (Or none) he wears the more ghastly he looks.
No photos were taken.
Into Fradley, I have to say I have never in all my four years of boating and periodic visits to Fradley seen it so empty. Have you? There were a few CART long term moorings above the top lock but these have gone now with all visitor moorings.
I can't be sure without looking back, but in the past I have seen moored boats on this corner where I am standing to take this photo. Today it is for operating the swing bridge only.
|We haven't been in the Swan aka Mucky Duck since it's changed hands a while ago.|
So we moored up WaL in the prefered place and went to visit Litchfield, it was primarily to see the Cathedral which we haven't been to before. If you are a Spring Watch viewer like me and have seen the Peregrine Falcons on the roof of Salisbury Cathedral, I can tell you that they are also in residence at Litchfield, we heard them calling repeatedly but I could spot them until they flew off over our heads.
Tewkesbury Abbey are trying hard HERE but they haven't nested and mated yet.
Home to WaL and supper was cheese on toast with added stilton.
Home first thing in the morning for a party!