Marking time in Boston

We’re kicking our heels in Boston at the moment, waiting to see if we’ll be able to cross The Wash before next Thursday. If the weather’s not suitable by then we’ll have to wait a fortnight for another window of opportunity. Monday looks very hopeful so we’ve got our fingers firmly crossed.

In the meantime we’ve been busy. I’ve been smoking food, making strawberry jam and piccalilli and doing some stained glass work (no Diane, not your lamps yet – they’re next) and Gordon’s been turning our old gang plank into a bench for the back of the boat so we have a seat when we’re on the move. We’ve also been seeing the sights of Boston.

There’s the Maud Foster mill…..

MaudFosterMill

Maud Foster Windmill – much bigger than the Ellis Mill and yet another opportunity to stock up on flour

Gordon fascinated by the mill machinery. Such old technology that still works perfectly.

Gordon fascinated by the mill machinery. Such old technology that still works perfectly (the mill I mean not Gordon, although it does apply to both!).

MillStairs

Don’t look down! Not a place to visit if you have no head for heights.

…and St Botolph’s Parish Church otherwise known as the Boston Stump. No-one seems quite sure why the church tower earned this nickname as it is apparently the thirteenth tallest tower in the country.

View of the Boston Stump as you come into town on the Witham

View of the Boston Stump as you come into town on the Witham

Painted ceiling above the high altar in St Botolphs Church

Painted ceiling above the high altar in St Botolphs Church

Misericord carving depicting a hapless hunter being beaten by his wife after having failed to bring home any meat. Gordon, luckily never suffered such a fate when he came home from a poor fishing trip!

Misericord carving depicting a hapless hunter being beaten by his wife after having failed to bring home any meat. Gordon never suffered such a fate when he came home from a poor fishing trip!

Fantastical figures carved on the end of the misericord benches in St Botolphs Church

Grotesque figures carved on the end of the misericord benches in St Botolphs Church.

There’s also the medieval guildhall museum, but I didn’t have my camera when we visited that so you’re spared any more photos.

Oh and we have managed the odd drink or two and a ‘spoons Thursday curry.

Today’s reserved for making bread and pasties in preparation for the trip tomorrow – I can always freeze them if the weather puts a spanner in the works.

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One Response to Marking time in Boston

  1. Sue E says:

    Spot, you’re supposed to EAT food, not smoke it *duh*… nice miserichord… 🙂

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