Travellers site Beausale (before)
After a court order to vacate this plot of land at Beausale the travellers, upped stakes and left overnight leaving it looking like this with caravans, gas bottles and other detritus. There was a court order stating that the land should be returned to its original state. This was taken in early December 2013.
Travellers site Beausale (after)
This was the state of the site this morning, quite a difference. The notice is a copy of the court order (I think. I couldn't read it properly without windscreen wipers on my glasses). I just hope that the site was not cleared at the taxpayers expense.
A view of the long boats moored near to Black Lane at Hatton looking north towards Shrewley.
Beavering away in the pouring rain. They had removed piles of concrete from a lock about 500 yards away and had transported it, by barge (is that right Andy?) to a point where lorries could access the site and remove the bags of rubble. Nice to see a proper working boat on the canal.
Looking towards Warwick from the top of the flight of 21 locks that lead down to the county town. I wonder why the collective name for locks is a flight. Just asking.
Despite the rain, enjoyed the 12+ miles ride out. Of course, half a mile from home the rain stopped!