This bunch of Anoraks started turning up at 10.00 in the morning with all their Hi Tech camera equipment. It seems that a steam train was heading this way on the main line and would pass here at 12.10. We watched them all set up and jostle for the best position. It seemed like the shot they wanted was when the train passed above Inca on the embankment.
About twenty minutes before the steam train arrived a class of local school children came to watch the train, many of the Kids having never seen a steam train before. They all lined up in front of the canal opposite the pumping station only for the teachers to be told by the train enthusiasts/Anoraks that if they stayed there the noisy children would spoil their pictures and videos of the train and would she kindly take them 100 meters down the towpath and out of the way. The teacher not wanting to cause any trouble moved all the kids to a position that was not as good to view the train . Myself and Carolyn just could not believe what had happened and that grown men would deprive young kids of a good view of a steam train. In fact the children were very well behaved and a credit to their school.
So…. Just as the train was coming into view I jumped up and onto the roof of Inca and stood in the middle just in line of where they wanted to take their picture. There were shouts behind me of “Get down you are spoiling are shot” and “ We have been here hours waiting for this”. I just pointed to the kids 100 meters down the towpath and said “what about them”. There was no reply.
I must admit it did make me feel good to get a bit of revenge and i hope the Anoraks got the message and it wont happen again..But somehow i don't think they give a toss about anyone else, even kids.
After all the goings on today we finally sat down and soaked up a bit of Sun .With Salisbury plain being so close we keep getting all sorts of military helicopters going overhead. We even get some following the route of the canal at night which wakes us up. But we don't mind as we know they need to carry out night training.
Tomorrow is forecast for more sun ,so we will spend another day here and maybe Carolyn will treat me to a bit of lunch in the local village.