Not as early as some, but early enough for us on this, the second day of our trip to Watford.
It's not obvious from the photo - well, perhaps the small hole near the top is a clue - but the chimney is on its last legs. At the superb boat jumble at the National Festival run, I believe, by the Cotswold Canals Trust, I bought a replacement chimney. Second hand, but in much better condition, and taller. Now all I need to do is to remember to take the almost new Chinese hat with me next time I visit the boat. The existing one almost crumbled to pieces when I touched it.
All's Well At Whixall - NB Bendigedig on her berth Well ex hurricane Ophelia came and departed from Whixall Marina causing little damage with just a small tree falling on the gr...
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