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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Forward to Godalming

Eventually the urge to move on comes and after a pleasant few days we pushed on to Godalming.
 This old tree stump looks like a horse`s head.


The entry and end (left) of navigation in Godalming is very much a non event. No large basin to wind (turn) just the one warehouse now used by the horseboat as a resting stable. The river makes a sharp turn (right) and becomes shallow so the boats have to turn at this corner amongst boats moored where they can find room. Godalming is a small Surrey town with a good selection of shops. We stocked up on groceries at Sainsbury`s and I managed to get ATF for a gearbox service and distilled water to top up the batteries.
 Just after leaving Godalming the horse drawn boat carrying a full load of passengers approached.

 This is Broadford bridge and I can tell you it is a tiny bit higher on the towpath side. On the way back we managed to scrape a lot of rust from the underside of the bridge so I`m guessing about an inch less room this side.
 The headroom gauge reads 2 meters (6ft 3inches) which could lessen following a lot of rain so be aware if you boat this way.

Another lovely mooring just far enough past the bridge that we can`t hear the traffic.


ken and Sue nb Cleddau said...

1 metre = 39 and a quarter of an inch. 1 inch = 25.4 millimetres. So call it about 300mm to 1ft and 2m = 6ft 6 and a half inches.
(sorry it's the engineer in me and all of those UK/USA programs where I had to convert measures continuously in my head!)

Anonymous said...

Oh no... I hope NB Valerie is okay after her brush with the bridge!

We start our week's cruise on the Caldon and T&M tomorrow. Your blog inspired the choice of the Caldon. Will let you know how it goes.

Cheers, Alistair

Les Biggs said...

You are quite correct and why I put 6-3 when I actually intended 6-6 I`m not sure. Still wrong but near enough for the non engineer.
See you soon.

Les Biggs said...

Enjoy your trip and perhaps we will meet another time.

Les Biggs said...

I had a post it note on the laptop to put a mention on the blog as we came to Abingdon.
As you say another time.

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs