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Sunday, April 06, 2014

So much rubbish

This is Bulls bridge and the start of the 12 miles lock free journey into London.
The rubbish just here is bad. never have I seen so much in this area.
These are hire boats being prepared for people arriving Saturday. I wonder what they will think of the rubbish and will it put first timers off canal holidays for ever.

 All the way along are these little monuments of  rubbish. Pulled from boat`s propellers and left as memorials to the lazy b!*;*!s who are to thick to realise these will by wind or some one's boot end up back in the canal and on a propeller again.

The little piles on the towpath told me to expect the worse and sure enough amongst the plastic bags we have a nice pink shirt.

Our first load from the prop.
The floating muck is still with us.
This is the second of four lots.
Eventually about 4 miles out of London the rubbish disappeared and we arrived to a basin that had a choice of three moorings. About a week here in the big city and Mrs Biggs is a happy girl so you can rely on a few good blog posts.


Sue said...

Is OK Les it is London... Keep cool on rubbish!

Just be thankful you are not in Rochdale! Now that place does not keep ME cool!


Wozie nb Oakfield said...

Hello both, nice to see you are back in cruising mode, shame about the rubbish in the canal though.
When we were en-route to Paddington we saw an elderly lady wearing a sari come to throw a carrier bag of rubbish into the canal.
Maybe they think it is like the Ganges, there must be a reason why they do this. Seen any floating Cocoanuts yet?

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Anonymous said...

Yuk....all I ever saw were coconuts....! xxA

Unknown said...

To paraphrase:
garbage in, garbage out.

Anonymous said...

HI Sue,
Les says he's cool. Just the action of some folks make me hot.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wozie,
We only saw one coconut, but the pictures don't do it any justice. The entire Paddington arm was literally a surface of garbage on the way in. IN one week's time it was suddenly pristine--as though God snapped His fingers and made all the rubbish disappear. It was strange indeed.
Best to you both,

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs