As I journeyed on I was reflecting on reading bargemaster Captain White's account of the Anchor Inn, and that 'them olden days' on the river were both good and bad:
'But if you could have seen the old Anchor Public Hours.... There used to be chickens, dogs, cats, pigs, running in and out of the bars. Oh, you was down to earth alright..... How they used to make it pay in these pubs, I don't know. But the stench, it was terrible. you used to go in a pub, get a pint and bread and cheese... 'course in the Anchor, they give you half a loaf and half a pound of cheese...ninepence! you wouldn't get that for ninepence now. The bread they used to bake theirself. There were no bakers in those days. But the beer was good!'
A video clip below captures some of the voyage. I was having trouble with the rudder and keeping PicoMicroYacht going straight, which accounts for some of the jerky camera shots. The background music is an anthem set to music by Aaron Copland.