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Victor Vectis

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  1. Was it me? I'm a dead ringer for Harold Shipman on my driving licence photo!
  2. Crown Wharf? A new one for me wrt Stone. Mr Google tells me it is a Joules establishment. Another good reason for stopping there. (Along with The Swan, The Royal Exchange and The Borehole. The McSpoons aint bad either) I like Stone! (Can you tell?) ETA But I can give The Star a miss. Why drink Marstons beer when there is much better available just across the road and the bridge?)
  3. Oi! I can't see my bote. You're standing in the way. πŸ˜ƒ
  4. I've noticed these yellow CaRT aware sacks too. I'm tempted to write THEN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT underneath. 😁
  5. It's the same with 'The Repair Shop'. They show what they've done but not how they've done it. (Which I, for one, find quite annoying)
  6. Strewth! It couldn't have been much worse than the original............could it?
  7. Yes. And I would go on to say that I don't think the hirer was going too fast. He would have seen 'SF' across the cut and had moved over to try and pass right (ie correct) side. The waves that were quoted as evidence of his alleged speeding would have been caused, as Matty said, by the shallow water by the reeds.
  8. That's my take on it too.
  9. And some people reckon graffiti is art. Grrrrr......... 😁
  10. They need to be trained to close lock gates?
  11. Came up Hatton this afternoon. A lad and his mum were a great help on the bottom half. I'm not sure if they were official vlockies. They were great. Different story towards the top. Lots of locksmurfs, sorry, volunteers about but they seemed more concerned with showing the bystanders (of which there were loads. Lovely day, school holidays. car park full, cafe busy) what a wonderful job they were doing keeping the locks looking pretty rather than helping two single handers. For example, at one lock the pound above was very low. A CRT employee, not a volly, asked us to take the boats out quickly as the reason the pound was low was badly leaking bottom gates. OK we said, but it would be helpful if you could go up to the next lock and get the gates open which he did. The pound was so low I was doubtful that we could have got the boats onto the lock landing to do it ourselves. Rather than closing the top gates behind us the locksmurf with him put his strimmer down, went and sat by the bottom gates and watched the world go by! Two vollys opened the gates by the welcome station (Lock 4?) then vanished while the guy in the hut ambled about aimlessly. There were two blokes in blue tops engaging with the public on the bridge (is CRT still trying to sign up friends?) but not doing much of use to boaters. Don't get me wrong. I've had great help from vlockies on the Hatton Flight in the past, but not today.
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  13. I think Our Nick might be interested in this................... http://andmilliemakesthree.blogspot.com/2021/07/bancroft-basin-stratford-upon-avon.html 5th, or perhaps 6th if the final line counts as a paragraph, paragraph from the bottom.
  14. Ooooooooo............ Watneys Red Barrel! Yum yum.......(not) πŸ˜ƒ ETA I'm so old I can remember trying to drink the revolting stuff
  15. Wow! Are you having a party. Can I have an invite? πŸ˜ƒ
  16. But the background was far more interesting than blocks and blocks of flats, sorry, luxury apartments.
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  20. Perhaps this might help? Slow Train. Flanders and Swann As played on R3 this morning
  21. Pedant Alert! Clan Line is a locomotive and NOT a train. (And the train it pulls will stop at railway stations, NOT train stations)
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