Tuesday Photo Challenge – Abandoned

OK, I know it’s Wednesday, but I was busy yesterday!
Here’s another of my recently found challenges, this one from jansenphoto, Dutch goes the Photo
https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/43011194/posts/1310557891

With the offer of using our own image for a post, I came up with this as it’s a bit of a mystery.
row-boat-1Naturally it’s not surprising to see boats in a marina.
We have a good variety of cruisers, widebeams and narrow boats of various lengths, all of which are crammed into our basin at the moment whilst work is carried out on the other.

I noticed this little rowing boat beached on the dog walk a few days ago.
How it got there and who it belongs to is unclear, as we haven’t had any high water recently and there appears to be no drag lines for it to have been pulled out of the basin into its current position. In fact, I haven’t seen any other boat with one like this attached to the back, and I tend to notice things like that. Inflatable dinghies yes, canoes yes, even a pushbike or two on board, but a rowing boat? That’ll be a No.

row-boat-2Way before we arrived here, the water levels reached the highest ever, recorded on 22nd July 2007 at 5.50m. There is a mark on the garage wall over the road, and boats were ‘moored’ in some very interesting places (like open fields and high tree tops) up and down the river.
Abandon ship in these circumstances was purely because there was too much water on the outside surrounding the boat, not because they were sinking.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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7 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Abandoned

  1. jansenphoto says:

    That boat needs some oars and a lot of rain 🙂 Great post!

  2. Perhaps it was someone’s arc during a previous flood?

    • Can’t see it as such. We’ve been ehre three winters, and I’ve walked the dog walk endless times, and it’s only recently appeared. No doubt it will go as mysteriously as it arrived (but I’m watching!)

  3. Great shot. I always do this challenge on Saturday or Sunday! 😉

  4. Pingback: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 41 – Dutch goes the Photo!

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