Yam of Spout Lane (Thursday 21st March 2019)
It had been almost a fortnight since I had seen a canal so I made up for it with two visits on Thursday. Sells Green marked my first stop looking for a blip, and almost at once I met this houseboat cat who jumped down onto the narrow ledge of the narrowboat and ran nimbly along it, affording me a photo opportunity. A little later I met the lady on the boat and learned that the cat is named Yam, and she had a sibling called Beans.
On my way home I stopped at Caen Hill to check on the swans. The female was sitting on a nest after all, but not at her usual site at The Monument Lock but at the unnamed Lock 42 which is the next one down. Her partner was in the side pound behind (see Extra). I didn't want to get too close (although she is used to me and doesn't usually mind) so I don't know if there are eggs or not.
23.3.2019 (1554 hr)
Blip #2873 (#2623 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #007
Blips/Extras In 2019 #50/265 + #026/100 Extras
Day #3282 (669 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2015 (#1856 + 159 in archived blips)
Kennet and Avon Canal series
Sells Green series
A Visit To Spout Lane, 21 March 2019 (Flickr album of 8 photos)
Caen Hill, 21 March 2019 (Flickr album of 20 photos)
Taken with Pentax K-5 and Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Lemonade - Pink (EP) (2017)
With thanks to Iggy Pop for introducing me to this band from San Francisco CA (now based in Brooklyn) on his Confidential show (6 Music).
One Year Ago: