Monday, 20 October 2008

Veg Pledge PAH!

Last week the contractors came to trim the edges of the towpath. I should have done it myself.

Just north of Edwards lift bridge are the remains of another bridge. Even if you ignore the tables it is difficult to understand why the rest is so . . . . . CRAP!!!

I think I just may know what the problem is. Those who are employed to do the grass are CRAP at doing their job, but then again who do they have as a role model?

This is a mooring. Note the neatly trimmed something or other. The overhanging willow is almost blocking the canal. The contractors started at the bottom end and as far as I know continued on up the canal. We are at Wolvercote and they certainly came this far.

5 comments:

MortimerBones said...

might be time to get the clippers out on the willow tree...

does willow make good firewood?

BigJohn said...

Dear GOM

I do hope you have expressed your feelings to BW. Not only will it give you a chance to vent your feelings once again, it might get the message across to the people that matter.
Yours,
living in hope,
another GOM

kh said...

Seems clear to me, "Don't get too close to the edge lads, ELFANSAYFTEE"

Maffi said...

Keith

Getting close to the edge is all part of boating. If nothing else it stops you getting your feet wet when you step off the boat.

Here at Wolvercote however the stone banks have collapsed, (possibly due to water voles. cray fish and those people who insist on running their engine in gear while charging up batteries)thus preventing exiting your boat unless you have a plank.

kh said...

"Getting close to the edge is all part of boating. If nothing else it stops you getting your feet wet when you step off the boat."


Doesn't apply if you are there to trim the weeds on the bank.

Good God, Man you'll be telling me next it's for the convenience of the canal user. Herumph!

You are there because that is your lifestyle choice. Strimmer operators are only "doin' their job."

Do try and see it from teh other chaps point of view.

(only jokin' mate, Honest!)