Back to the Kennet and Avon for the third day in a row. It turns out swing bridges are not that unusual on this stretch of the canal. Allington is the next village up from Horton and has two: this one, and another further back towards Horton which I walked up to and photographed, but which is now derelict and overgrown. On the way, incidentally I saw first a buzzard and then - for the first time in years - a kingfisher! I'm also realizing that it isn't a coincidence that the moorhens are always dashing into the reeds as I approach; they really are hiding from me.
This swing bridge appears to have been recently restored and is rather more substantial than the other two. I have mixed feelings about the round hay bales in the background as they are another sign of impending autumn.
The day's Elvis film from the paper was Roustabout, which was accidentally slightly better than some, partly because he played a bit of a baddie, and it was enlivened by the presence of Barbara Stanwyck. The songs were rudimentary apart from a classic and licentious cover of the Coasters' Little Egypt.
(Backblipped as Blipfoto was having major problems last night and I must have uploaded this picture four times before giving up)
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Elvis Presley - Little Egypt (recorded 29 April 1964, Radio Recorders, Hollywood CA)
The whole Roustabout album lasts a mere twenty minutes, which is a blessing, with just a couple of exceptions, including this Leiber/Stoller number.