Well I survived the night at Fobney - all very pleasant...
A couple of questions for the future...
Mooring on the river (providing conditions are benign) between Bath and Bristol for one night - what are the options/pitfalls/availability of doing this - would be a long day for a single hander to go from say Bathampton to Bristol in a day.
Booking a couple of nights visitor mooring in the floating harbour at Bristol - does this need lots of advance notice or is it sort of ok to try to book a couple of days beforehand?
haven't been onto the river in 30 years but I would say 16 to 18 hours for that trip.
There are safe moorings on the river but as Nick will tell you the continuous cruisers will hog all of them. Mooring is still possible.
It's going to be a hot weekend. I hear that occasionally you get problems at Hungerford. Man with gun randomly shooting people comes to mind.
I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?
I cycled through Hungerford around 6am in 1977 on my way to the Quantock Hills, misty and cool in April, and decidedly chilly passing through Savernake forest. I rather like Hungerford, although the railway station is the usual ugly just platforms and nothing else, and the church is a tad modern.
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
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