Semington (Thursday 1st June 2023)
Buzz was back on the road again with the new month, as this was when its insurance became valid again. I had an appointment at the BMW dealership in the morning to discuss matters over a cappuccino and to see how to get the battery recharged using one of their fast charging points (in Extras).
The dealership is on the southern outskirts of Melksham close to the village of Semington, which is on the Kennet and Avon, so naturally when I set off that is where I made for, parking at the hump bridge which crosses the K&A and walking down to the canal.
Semington is where the defunct Wilts & Berks canal used to merge with the K&A and the point where that happened is now visible but sealed off, but the plans to restore the W&B will one day have it emerge very close by.
There are a few services here including a B&B with a shop for edible supplies, a café in season and a covered repairs dock. There is a bench near to the dock opposite and a lock where I sat reading an article about Judee Sill in Mojo and watching the canal narrowboat activities with holiday makers negotiating the locks.
After setting off again I would have made a stop at the Caen Hill flight but the roadside parking at Marsh Lane was crammed full of cars, mostly anglers, so I was home in time for lunch.
Monday 5.6.2023 (1305 hr)
Blip #3894 (#3644 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #002
Blips/Extras In 2023 #102/265 + #059/100 Extras
Day #4814 (1109 gaps from 26.3.2010)
Lozarithm's Lozarhythm Of The Day #3034 (#2873 + 160 in archived blips)
Taken with Pentax K-50 (White) and Pentax smc P-DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED/AL (IF) lens
Outdoor Places I Have Sat In series
Kennet and Avon Canal series
Wide Angle series
The Canal At Semington, 1-3 June 2023 (Flickr album of 13 photos)
Lozarithm's Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Judee Sill - The Kiss (recorded 20 February 1973, Old Grey Whistle Test)
"And this song is about the union of the opposites that we all have and the kiss is a symbol of the union"
Having loved her music since hearing Jesus Was A Crossmaker on the radio in 1971 (and seeing this and her 1972 OGWT appearances), I was surprised to discover this is her LOTD debut, and that I only have a few radio session performances of hers in my collection - a wrong that needs righting. A 2CD containing both her albums and extra tracks has been ordered.
One year ago:
Woody Wednesday (Herb Bennett macro)