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

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.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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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! 😉

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