Thursday, 28 May 2015

Chelsea Flower Show 2

Two different Bonsai exhibitors

Very good display of auriculas

Cacti - of course

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Chelsea Flower Show 1

Before it becomes 'old news' we'd better interrupt our canal holiday for some photos of Chelsea which we went to on Tuesday - members day.
I'll try not to post too many!
Some of the outside gardens

The BBC team on their high vantage point

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Black Country Living Museum 2

The canal basin at the museum

Steam powered narrowboat "President"

Works outside the museum to install a new swing bridge

Trip boat going in to the Dudley tunnel

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Black Country Living Museum 1

Just been away for three weeks on narrowboat "Stella" completing the Warwickshire Ring and the Ashby Canal in 20 leisurely days - 148 miles - 121 locks.
We started off travelling through Birmingham and caught the train to the Black Country Living Museum which was good because travelling there by train gave us 2 for 1 entry!

Many historic vehicles here - in the April sunshine

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

River Ver Walk

One of the Ver Valley Society's benches along the river

New camera again! Nearly 30x zoom - and hand held.
Click to enlarge the image

At Redbournbury Mill

The Mill

Friday, 8 May 2015


Viking ship between Sandwich and Ramsgate

Steam tug in the harbour

Ramsgate in March - like the South of France!

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Sandwich 3

Some really amusing shops in the town

The almshouses

Friday, 1 May 2015