Pewsham (Friday 20th May 2022)
I could have easily posted another swan blip as there were a pair of them on the canal that kept me company when I took a breather, but I thought I should evoke more of the scene that I was experiencing.
This is another section of the old Wilts & Berks Canal that is being gradually brought back to life by the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust, a very long term project. I have been recording this section, running from the south of Chippenham to Lacock, since 2010 during which times bridges and vital bits of industrial furniture and architecture have been rebuilt and restored. The Duchess of Cornwall opened one of the new bridges a few years ago. I walked along the permissive towpath from its start to the Double Bridge and back. The section onwards to Reybridge is not yet watered. A very pleasant walk, although raining by the time I returned.
The donkeys in the Extra were taken beside the driveway to Cottage Farm, from a lane that leads to Lower Lodge Farm.
Saturday 21.5.2022 (1949 hr)
Blip #3665 (#3415 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #025
Blips/Extras In 2022 #103/265 + #039/100 Extras
Day #4441 (1030 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2809 (#2649 + 160 in archived blips)
Taken with Pentax K-50 (Red) and Sigma AF 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro HSM lens
Wilts and Berks Canal series
A Visit To Pewsham Locks, 20 May 2022 (Flickr album of 65 photos)
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Booker T Jones - Get Behind The Mule (2009)
I only discovered the album Potato Hole very recently when Cerys Matthews played the addictive track Hey Ya!, a recent Lozarhythm Of The Day. I found that the album is out of print, but managed to find a promo CD of it on eBay. For the album Booker T is backed by the Drive-By Truckers with Neil Young on guitar throughout.
It arrived on this day but I have had problems playing it because it has been 'watermarked' to prevent copying and won't play on computers, DVD drives, Playstations and so forth. It also won't play on my newest state-of-the-art expensive dedicated CD player, but it will on my oldest CD player and on old portables such as my Walkman. Consequently I haven't yet heard it in full.
Most of the tracks are Booker T. compositions, but one was written by the Drive-By Truckers and this one by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.
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Abstract Thursday: Doodle #21