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The dawn patrol caught these working boats waiting for their crews and the start of another day.  A theme for @DAFlys


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Funnily enough,  yesterday I was out on the canal paths and spoke with a guy with an unusual boat,    it turned out he dredges the canal on behalf of Tesco's to recover trolleys.    He averages 100 trolleys a year.
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DAFlys Posted at 5-15 22:49
Funnily enough,  yesterday I was out on the canal paths and spoke with a guy with an unusual boat,    it turned out he dredges the canal on behalf of Tesco's to recover trolleys.    He averages 100 trolleys a year.

A sad statistic, isn't it.  As we were strolling along a riverbank yesterday  (which passes a tesco store as it  happens) we could see a trolley sticking out of the water in midstream.
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-15 22:52
A sad statistic, isn't it.  As we were strolling along a riverbank yesterday  (which passes a tesco store as it  happens) we could see a trolley sticking out of the water in midstream.

It's amazing how far away from stores they can appear too,  there are two in the creek that are 3 miles from the nearest supermarket and most of that is cross country.
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DAFlys Posted at 5-15 23:30
It's amazing how far away from stores they can appear too,  there are two in the creek that are 3 miles from the nearest supermarket and most of that is cross country.

I'm sure there must  be a layabouts' challenge to see who can deposit one the furthest from a store.
There's a sign at the end of the parking area of one tesco near us, saying that the trolley wheels will lock beyond this point.  I've never tested it
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-15 23:37
I'm sure there must  be a layabouts' challenge to see who can deposit one the furthest from a store.
There's a sign at the end of the parking area of one tesco near us, saying that the trolley wheels will lock beyond this point.  I've never tested it

The big Tesco in the next town has that system,   I worked there when I was at college and back then they had a tractor and trailer that would tour the town collecting them.

I used to like to do some OT on the trolleys as they had a promotion on at the time where you could send in your Tesco receipt and get vouchers for the train.  It was something like £1 train voucher for every £10 spent in store.   I would collect the receipts left in the trolleys and the girlfriend at the time would redeem them,    That summer we spent almost every spare hour we had in London and never paid for the train or tubes.   We explored a lot.
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DAFlys Posted at 5-15 23:43
The big Tesco in the next town has that system,   I worked there when I was at college and back then they had a tractor and trailer that would tour the town collecting them.

I used to like to do some OT on the trolleys as they had a promotion on at the time where you could send in your Tesco receipt and get vouchers for the train.  It was something like £1 train voucher for every £10 spent in store.   I would collect the receipts left in the trolleys and the girlfriend at the time would redeem them,    That summer we spent almost every spare hour we had in London and never paid for the train or tubes.   We explored a lot.

  Broadening your horizons thanks to Mr.Tesco and a bit of enterprise from the pair of you
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Great top down shot Mr. B.  
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-15 22:52
A sad statistic, isn't it.  As we were strolling along a riverbank yesterday  (which passes a tesco store as it  happens) we could see a trolley sticking out of the water in midstream.

Does "trolley" mean the same as cart (as in shopping cart)?
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DowntownRDB Posted at 5-16 01:53
Great top down shot Mr. B.

Thanks RDB.  Our first visit to that town was in 2018, and we had occasion to stop off there once again during our latest excursion.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 5-16 01:54
Does "trolley" mean the same as cart (as in shopping cart)?

Yes, or Caddie in French. Wire baskets on wheels to load up with shopping
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Nice shot Roger!
I like the shadows.
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Vigilant eyes in the sky
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Montfrooij Posted at 5-16 10:41
Nice shot Roger!
I like the shadows.

That was early morning - around 06h30
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-16 10:51
That was early morning - around 06h30

That explains the long shadows!
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-16 03:08
Thanks RDB.  Our first visit to that town was in 2018, and we had occasion to stop off there once again during our latest excursion.

You're very welcome Mr. B.  
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-16 03:09
Yes, or Caddie in French. Wire baskets on wheels to load up with shopping

Glad you cleared that up as my initial thought was one of these:  
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Montfrooij Posted at 5-16 10:59
That explains the long shadows!

The Dawn Patrol pays off
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HGDC84 Posted at 5-16 10:50
Vigilant eyes in the sky

The early bird catches the worm
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DowntownRDB Posted at 5-16 11:21
You're very welcome Mr. B.

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DowntownRDB Posted at 5-16 11:26
Glad you cleared that up as my initial thought was one of these:

Those first two are a far more attractive proposition
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-16 11:33
Those first two are a far more attractive proposition

True and I bet you will not see any of those sticking out of the water.  
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-16 11:27
The Dawn Patrol pays off

That's David's motto.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 5-16 11:59
True and I bet you will not see any of those sticking out of the water.

Most unlikely
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Montfrooij Posted at 5-16 12:07
That's David's motto.

It does produce him results
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But if you do....don't miss that rare target of opportunity.  You could probably get that published in the local media also.  
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DowntownRDB Posted at 5-16 13:07
But if you do....don't miss that rare target of opportunity.  You could probably get that published in the local media also.

It would be extraordinary
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-16 13:10
It would be extraordinary

It sure would.  Ponder this:
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-16 12:40
It does produce him results

Absolutely true!
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-15 23:49
Broadening your horizons thanks to Mr.Tesco and a bit of enterprise from the pair of you

haha,   Yes you could say that.     It's a shame the promotion didnt last longer but we had our moneys worth for sure.  
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-16 11:29
The early bird catches the worm

It sure does
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Not quite so early this morning
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DowntownRDB Posted at 5-16 11:26
Glad you cleared that up as my initial thought was one of these:

Spotted this in Buxton yesterday. Open-top electric bus with tour guide for visitors.

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Blériot53 Posted at 5-18 05:07
Spotted this in Buxton yesterday. Open-top electric bus with tour guide for visitors.

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Impressive find Mr. B.  Now that's a great bus and electric also.  Not too big but not too small.  
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DowntownRDB Posted at 5-19 03:38
Impressive find Mr. B.  Now that's a great bus and electric also.  Not too big but not too small.

I had seen it before, but never in the right spot for a photo
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-19 05:20
I had seen it before, but never in the right spot for a photo

Well it didn't evade your capture this time around.  
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-19 05:20
I had seen it before, but never in the right spot for a photo

Interesting afternoon for me.  My daughter called and said a friend of hers was all upset because she had lost her wedding rings in her backyard.  I got out my trusty metal detector and went over to her house.  15-20 minutes later I found them.  She had almost given up and was ecstatic that I was able to find them.  I don't metal detect a lot anymore since all the laws have gotten so strict but nice to use it once and a while on private property.  Also nice that I could help out and make her day.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 5-19 12:05
Well it didn't evade your capture this time around.

He'd paused at that spot to illustrate a point to his passengers.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 5-19 12:07
Interesting afternoon for me.  My daughter called and said a friend of hers was all upset because she had lost her wedding rings in her backyard.  I got out my trusty metal detector and went over to her house.  15-20 minutes later I found them.  She had almost given up and was ecstatic that I was able to find them.  I don't metal detect a lot anymore since all the laws have gotten so strict but nice to use it once and a while on private property.  Also nice that I could help out and make her day.

Nice work. RDB to the rescue
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-19 12:36
He'd paused at that spot to illustrate a point to his passengers.

Ahh, so you were in the right spot at the right time.  

By the way, on your last 4 day trip did you come across any more animal statues?  
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