Thursday photo prompt: Crossing

Thanks Sue!
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Oh, how we miss the boat Sue!
Pictures like this are so reminiscent of our trips up the Avon to Stratford. One of the bridges we went under was very much like this one, and we had to aim for the centre arch.
Quite a few had arches and were all clearly marked for navigation, allowing for the depth of the water and obstacles sometimes unseen beneath the surface.
Anyone coming down river had right of way and horns had to be sounded approaching arches and bridges, though we almost came a cropper once with someone coming upriver totally heedless of us coming the other way. Locking down was always faster than locking up, but the quiet pace of the journey was relaxing and restful. What took just over an hour in the car took us 3 days on the boat!

I know of another bridge similar to this which is in no way anything to do with our boating life.
It was such a hot day and we were walking alongside a stream in Cornwall. Maggie decided to go for a swim, and it was wonderful to watch the way her tail acted as a rudder with the minimum of effort. The water was crystal clear and we couldn’t get her out, neither did we want to really as she was having such a lovely time.
Just seeing this makes me want to kick my shoes off, roll up my joggers and go for a paddle. Lovely!

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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6 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Crossing

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Special memories 💜

  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I tend to avoid waterways, but I can see the fascination of them. For me the fascination comes from shore. It is a slower way to travel. The perspective must be wonderful.

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