However there is a K&A Trust cafe on the other side so we could still sit and watch the world of boats go by. It is very busy on this stretch of canal with hire boats.
It is also busy along the towpath with bicycles and has been since Devizes.
We decided to stroll to the pub for a pre supper drink and do some more gongoozling.
En route to the pub Geoff checked out the sani station only to discover that the Elsan was unusable. So I called BW on the number given in the building. I had two options to choose from when connected...Emergency or non emergency...I chose the non-emergency only to find at 5.45 that although they said the opening hours we until 6pm, I could only leave a message for the following day. So I tried again and took the emergency option..this time I had a human being, however not initially much better as she said she could only leave a message for the engineers the following morning. I stressed that it was overflowing and a hazard to Health and Safety!!!!! Miraculously a couple of hours later a big white van appeared with something ROD on it's side...looks very promising.........
0.96 miles, 0 locks, 33 minutes