25 August 2019

Weedie works wonders

by : John F.

While walking down the canal tow-path on my way to Frocester beer festival, some fortuitous timing meant that I was going past St Cyr's as the trip boat Perseverance was arriving on a charter, carrying the bride and groom to a wedding function.  Anyone who saw this section of the pound a few weeks ago will know that a lot of effort went into making this trip possible.
Blanket weed and water lilies had choked the canal and floating reed mats were threatening to complete the job.  Several sessions with our aqua flora harvester, Weedie and a couple of trips by the tugs Margaret and Goliath have now cleared the pound to the extent that the trip boat crew made going alongside look effortless.