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Aug 17, 2020 - Oooops a daisy!!!!!!

We walked a couple of klms this morning to see if there was anywhere decent to moor. We found a spot that looked ok so back to the boat and set off. 2 locks and 3 swing bridges then we were at the designated spot. Not so ok though, as it was very shallow and not good enough to stay. So on we went and managed to get another kind holiday boater to move up on the moorings and we got the bow on a ring and the stern pinned to the bank. the canal is running very, very low and most boats are complaining about it. With any luck the pump was fixed...

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Aug 16, 2020 - Tropical!!

It's quite humid and tropical this morning - we've had a fair bit of rain and the sun is trying to find it's way through the clouds. There's lots of lock activity all day every day now. We walked down into the village yesterday afternoon and got caught in a rain shower. We went to the Somerset Arms for dinner last night - very nice, although they all now have smaller limited menus due to the lockdown rules. This huge sunflower is outside the pub and is bigger than a dinner plate. Amazing. there are a lot of sunflowers out at present...

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Aug 15, 2020 - Cooler

We've moved on to Semington and thanks to a very kind gent in a holiday boat who moved back on his mooring we were able to fit in on the rings. A tight sqeeze though. We're not far from the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the helicopter flies past every now and then. A quiet day today and then off to the pub for dinner tonight.

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Jun 11, 2020 - Wet, wet, wet

Walking into Melksham today we spotted some jobs advertised in the window of the employment agency. Someone having a bit of fun in these trying times. It gave us a laugh. The 12th Century Church, St. Michael's, has a very large cemetery, it's such a shame that the majority of the grave stones are now unreadable due to erosion, as in most grave yards here. A nice little town, and we came across the supermarket so were able to get some supplies. However it started to rain as we made our way back to the boat, so we ended up soaked through....

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Jun 10, 2020 - How lucky can you be

Salisbury Plains is just over there! Our walk up into Seend yesterday gave us the view. Today we left Seend and 4 locks and 2 swing bridges later we arrived at Semington, very pleased to find the last mooring spot with rings. You can be lucky sometimes. These old signs were attached to a farmer's house - brought back some memories of years gone by. This lock was repaired by Contractors last year and they laid the bricks out so far that it made the lock too narrow so they had to knock it all down again. This is in Semington just up from...

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