Friday, 17 October 2008

A boring walk until . . . . . . .

We came across this topiary at the edge of Radcot lock. We decided, as it was a nice sunny day yesterday, to follow the path along The Thames near Faringdon. I must say I was dissapointed - the area seemed a graveyard for small motor boats, their owners long gone. It was a sad sight to see - flapping tarpaulins, rusty hulls and peeling paintwork. However we set off across some fields near the river bank - the going was fairly rough for my wonky knees but I ploughed on. Then we came across this lock - it was in the midst of the country with no permanent road access - the lock keeper was hard at work mending some chains - it was evident he had also spent a great deal of time with his little bit of garden!

I think this area of The Thames has not got the same charisma as the canals.

8 comments:

Millennium Housewife said...

Fab photo! Cheers! MH

DayPhoto said...

Wonderful! I love this post!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Lane said...

I find abandoned boats very sad and a bit spooky.

Love that hedge. That's a labour of love:-)

Liz said...

He must have put a lot of work into that. It's wonderful!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for your comments and yes, Lane, I think 'spooky' is the right word.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

It is sad to see anything going into disrepair - imagine it did look like a bit of a graveyard. Sad. But like the topiary - feel it reminds me of someone!

A

Linda said...

Well I have to say I rather like him. He does have a big mouth but such a strong jaw.

Gill - That British Woman said...

it looks like one of those statues in Indonesia, or some far off land.

Gill in Canada