17 September 2015

Homeless but not Helpless

With clear skies and prospects of a colourfull dawn, I set off early with camera in hand for the Exeter ship canal, down the lane marked "Private".

En-route in the laybys appeared several campers with curtains drawn .  The same may be noticed in Devons' car parks - especially near water. Houseboats moor alongside the canal at Turf and at Exeter Basin; some with a pile of fire wood on deck or a gas bottle to fuel the heater. Someone is curled up in a sleeping bag with nothing more than a wet blanket on the grass.

There will be some shivering hereabouts if the harsh winter forecast is proved correct.

The commuter leaves the comfort of his yacht and heads off to work in the city 

Yurts can be comfortable too

The ferryboat brings custom to the Turf Hotel

Flat calm at 7am the lock gates close the canal from the Exe Estuary

Looking seawards towards Exmouth

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