070303.Corston, “Pete Standing Alone”

March 3, 2007 at 12:31 AM | Posted in Canals, Corston, Light and Shadow, people, Riverboats, somerset, Trees | 3 Comments

Sawing firewood on your deck for
a wood burning houseboat on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
If you could only smell the draft of smoke floating along the canal trail.
Life is simple and sweet.
Copy of 070204.31.Somset.Corston looking toward Kelston

070301.Newton-St. Low, THEME DAY: “Men at Work:” Life in a Crew Shell

March 1, 2007 at 1:12 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bridges, Corston, countryside, Fishing, Light and Shadow, Mansion, Newbridge, Newton St. Loe, people, Reflection, river, River Avon, Riverboats, Ships, somerset, Trees, Vaults, Waterfront | 7 Comments

070204.30.Somset.Newton St. Loe.River Avon
-Lady’s (above) and Men’s (below) crew teams (I want to give even representation to both sexes.)-
OK, so people apparently like not having any buildings posted for a change. I figure since most of the audience for this blog are folks not completely consumed by historical buildings but are from around here who have since moved away or people who once vacationed here and in both cases want to see some of the good “home-time” scenes. Hopefully these qualify. I aim to please the people. I must mention to please take note of the New Bridge, which defines the connection between the fields of Newton St. Low and Newbridge section of Bath. 070204.09.Somset.Bath.LowerWeston.New Bridge070204.15.Somset.Bath.LowerWeston.New Bridge
070204.28.Somset.Newton St. Loe.River Avon
070204.37.Somset.Corston looking toward Kelston
The abovbe photo is from neighbouring Corston, Somerset — just farther along the River Avon on its way to Bristol. Below is the sheep pasture of Newton-St. Low, which has a village center that I have yet to get to.
070204.20.Somset.Newton St. Loe.River Avon

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070207.Corston.Prowling Near the Prow

February 7, 2007 at 12:10 AM | Posted in Architecture, Canals, Corston, Dogs, Gardens & Parks, Light and Shadow, river, River Avon, Riverboats, somerset | 2 Comments


On February 5, 2007, NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak was arrested in Orlando, Florida. Police allege she was planning to kidnap and murder a romantic rival. “….She replied, “That was stupid.” During a search of Nowak’s car parked at a nearby motel, the police found a letter written by Nowak in which she proclaimed her love for [fellow astronaut] Oefelein, along with latex gloves, opened packages for both a buck knife and pepper spray, an unused BB cartridge, handwritten directions to Shipman’s house, copies of e-mails from Shipman to Oefelein, and diapers. The astronaut explained she had used the latter during the 900 mile drive from her home in Houston, Texas to Orlando so she did not have to stop to urinate (U.S. shuttle astronauts wear diapers during launch and re-entry). They also found receipts indicating Nowak paid only in cash during her trip from Houston, including for her hotel stay.” She drove this distance after Shipman boarded the plane in Houston to Orlando, after finding out Shipman was her rival. The incident occured after a hooded trench coat, sunglasses and wig-wearing Nowak ran after Shipman in the parking lot to prevent Shipman from locking the car door. Oh, and Oefelein, the astronaut at the centre of these two women already was married and has two kids….

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