Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Saturday, 14 May 2011

The view from our windows today.
Lovely frothy white cow parsley, with the water rail way beside it. This runs along an old railway track from Lincoln to Boston.
This little family were moving about so fast it was difficult to catch them all in one frame.
They already know what bread is!
The moorings here at at Kirkstead Bridge are close to the old station of Woodhall Spa. The station building is unusual and impressive.
We walked into the old spa town of Woodhall Spa this morning, a little over a mile to the centre I should think, but worth the trek.
Carved and painted wooden sign at edge of town.

At the end of a parade of shops was this shoe shop,' the smallest shoe shop' it says over the end. It certainly was little more than a shop window, just room to walk in and along in front of the shelves. There was actually a slightly deeper shop next door which was part of it and had the till. But still floor space was at a minimum.
In the centre of the town is the memorial to the 617 Squadron, famously known as the Dambusters who were based in Woodhall in this building now a hotel.
The dambusters were famous for breaking the German Mohne dam in Germany in 1943.
This afternoon we got some rubbing down and painting jobs done to tidy up the scratch marks!

Edit. Actually last Monday's post, have not had good signal this last week so unable to upload pictures and complete blog.

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