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wandering snail

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  1. There's some incredible figures in it. For instance, page 5, the whole world population is only 7.9billion but it does say 'c' and a 'guesstimate' for dog visits so I suppose they've covered themselves for making up any number they thought of. Surely CRT could have featured a lock beam that was in good condition, see page 4?
  2. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/original/46298-10th-anniversary-booklet.pdf?v=ec8769
  3. The strimmer belongs to a boater who moors at Shebdon, she left it behind by mistake. I've messaged you!
  4. This article has come up on FB. Made me wonder if insurance companies should be asked if they'll cover inland waterways boats charging phones etc on board. There have already been instances of near misses when these batteries have been found just in time on boats before they've caused the fire. However, I haven't heard of any boat fires where this has been the cause. https://marineindustrynews.co.uk/insurance-refusals-on-lithium-ion-boats/
  5. Latest thoughts are Camden and Joe Skinner.
  6. Whoa, don't shoot the messenger. Maybe copy this all in to an email to them? And this first of three vids being made to show the route has just come up on my FB feed:
  7. Oops, oh well, I'll leave the link on as it does tie in with the OP.
  8. The society that is attempting to restore the canal all the way to Shrewsbury is very much active: https://sncanal.org.uk/
  9. Apparently the fire brigade were called who helped them off the boat. This story just gets worse!
  10. I know of a live aboard psychotherapist who uses Zoom for client sessions.
  11. I should perhaps have written 'response' rather than policy. Wait 'til it breaks was admitted to though.
  12. Said in a meeting with CRT last year.
  13. CRT's admitted policy is no repair until both have failed so this is no surprise.
  14. Today, a reply from North West to a boater who asked about the potential problems on the Macc and PF this summer, see FB NABO page.
  15. This from a CRT email: Our local operations team are currently marking out suitable overnight moorings at the top of the Bosley Flight, reserved for those wishing to travel down the flight. Signage will be installed onsite to indicate these moorings and advising customers not to travel to the top of the flight until the lock flight opens at 8.30am on the morning of their passage. Signage will also be installed at Bridge 49A, Royal Oak Footbridge advising our customers of the temporary moorings ahead, that it will be subject to availability, and to not moor beyond Bridge 53, due to the long-term moorings here. We would hope all customers will be respectful of this advice and others.
  16. If that's at the top of Bosley, where are they queueing?
  17. Have just attended a CRT update about the Macc and Peak Forest canals and the news is grim. Because of reservoir failures, the 2 mornings a week restricted opening of the Bosley and Marple flights that will begin on the 25th April may be stopped altogether by June if May is a dry month. They will then not reopen unless we have a deluge of a summer. CRT will endeavour to give 2 week's notice of this and will help any boater through if they find themselves stranded. They hadn't thought about where boats will go to queue at the top of Bosley! Hire boats will not get preferential treatment from the VLK's. When they close the canals, water will still be running through them to keep the integrity of the canal beds and the ecology happy. Local teams have been trained up to grout any leaks, a quicker response to usual. The water resources spokeswoman said the outlook will be bleak this year; same as last year next year but the future is bright apparently with Toddbrook hopefully operational by start of season 2024. They cannot guarantee no impact on the T&M. All questions to enquiries.northwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk
  18. It has been reported to the CC. So far, no action taken......
  19. Keep an eye on stoppages on the Macc as if May is not a very wet month, CRT may well close it altogether by June. They will endeavour to give 2 weeks notice and will help through any boater stranded. From 25th April they are only operating Bosley from 8.30 - 1pm Sun/Thurs.
  20. There's a zoom meeting about water management on the Mac and Peak Forest on Wednesday evening if you would like to express a view: https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/A7kNJrqf0kSdJlS-0i4GuQ,Rf-v8xAD3UubvYnaRWwaeA,3xsn08qHzUytoIyd-tIrwQ,iBcx41jKykG_TAt1IWiCzQ,w_aAo3xHO0uKu9Sa5en5hw,e9zHJ9QjJ0G9kd4E2dquGg?mode=read&tenantId=260db903-9fba-44d2-9d26-54bed22e06b9&skipauthstrap=1
  21. Unfortunately this apparently is the only photo and anything coming past us from Audlem, where it has been spotted, will be port side on. Colour coded ropes and the striped tiller may help though.
  22. This boat was taken from a marina on the Llangollen canal. It’s called Madam Sheila tho the boat name sign is not visible. The boat reg number is 49453. It has been reported to the police and the incident number is 142120032002, CRT have also been informed. The boat is believed to be in Midland Area Penkridge/ Wolverhampton. If any sightings can you please be discreet and contact 07927615583.
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