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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Through Buckby and Weedon

Down the Buckby flight of locks next to the bottom lock opposite the chandlers stood the Spotted Cow pub. The present day picture still has the metal work for the hanging sign above the door.

The former Spotted Cow pub.

We saw several of these flying bird scarers over the fields along the canal. They are pretty convincing and in two fields there was no sign of any birds feeding on the crop.
The video on the site shows the details but it`s basically a printed kite attached to a fisherman's pole and powered by mother nature.
Quite an advance on the old scarecrow standing still in the centre of a field.

I have e mailed Canal, River Trust with this photo and I will let you know if they reply.

This was a mooring we had last Sunday. Across the canal is the church St. Peter and Paul. Now I and also with Jaq have moored here many times but it seems not on a Sunday.
At 9am we awoke to the lovely sound of the bells calling parishioners to church. So we lay in bed discussing whether or not the good people of Weedon needed reminding of the service about to start.
The next we knew it was 11.45am!!!
Oh how nice it is to be people of leisure.

Along the way
Nice to see the hedgerows getting a trim

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NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs