It’s been ages since I last blogged, and we’ve gone from super summer to autumn. We are doing our utmost not to moor under trees, but with breezy weather those leaves do blow!
Nikita came to stay for a week and her friend came for a few days too. We were moored just below a pick your own pumpkin farm, so it’d be rude not to.
We have seen this wild bee colony in a dead tree on the off side of the canal several times. We took the opportunity to cruise up to it and hover just beside it, so Nikita could take some photos.
While we cruised to see the bees, Heather, Magnus and Hunson strolled beside us.
This young cormorant was making sure the ducks abided by the rules!!!
I had some friends come to join me for Worldwide Spin in public day.
We had a mini wool festival weekend with our friends Carole & Colin from The Wool Boat. It was an alternative to the big Yorkshire wool event in Skipton the same weekend. Luckily there was room for us both to moor outside The Farmers Arms.
It was a great weekend, except on the Sunday afternoon the lane was closed as there was a fatal incident on the near by railway line. I was prepared to wrestle with any boats that came along wanting to open the swing bridge, as all the emergency services were using it.
We had considered taking the boat over to Skipton for the wool weekend. We are very relieved we didn't as there was a huge breach in the canal between Blackburn & Burnley. It’s very likely we’d have got stranded along the 20-mile section that lost all its water. Things are improving now though, and CRT have dammed either side of the hole and have lots of pumps and pipes in place, to by-pass the problem. We are grateful to Colin for letting us use his photos of the breach and fibre festival.