We wanted to get to Fazeley today so we motored on through several showers of rain and, at one point, hail. Jan made a nifty turn at Fradley Junction into the Coventry Canal. Look how black the sky is behind the Swan.
After one shower passed overhead there was a strange rainbow. I don't recall seeing one this low in the sky before. I'm sure there's a good explanation.
Granny Buttons always used to say - and probably still would if he were to resume his blog - is how he photographs the light in a scene.
Finally for this post, each time we stopped I had to remove a branch or a mass of twigs/reeds from where the bow meets the water. There is a projecting piece of the base plate which seems to collect any flotsam which gets in the way. The effect, of course, is to slow the boat down and increase fuel consumption. This lot was after just three miles.
Presumably there's a reason for the base plate projecting like this, as I have seen it on other boats.
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