We travelled a only a short distance again on Wednesday to Bathampton, where we sampled the delights of the George Inn, twice! Not much more to say about Bathampton really, a pretty place, but not much of it.
On Thursday we departed for Dundas Aqueduct. Another glorious morning, we took in the scenery along the way
Just outside Bathampton is a swing bridge, beside which is a small service block – or so we thought! This must be the most expensive ever encountered on the system – it is private, and doesn’t belong to BW.
Unfortunately the prices are not visible on the photo (I should have got off the boat and taken a closer-up one) but are as follows: Pump out - £90.00, Elsan emptying - £30.00, Water - £30!!!! We decided that the reason for the extortionate price is because there are a huge amount of permanent moorers in the area, and the owners don’t want it used! Well, they got their wish, we didn’t use it to empty our loo cassette either. I suppose it means that they don’t have to clean it every day. I wonder if anyone has ever used it at those prices – I doubt it!!
Just before we reached Dundas we came across a BW bod and some contractors raising a sunken boat – they looked like they were on to a loser, but we know they suceeded as they came by later after we had moored up with the poor boat breasted up to them.