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Ace 01

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Ace 01 last won the day on September 14 2018

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    Droitwich for winter. CCing in summer

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  1. The 50mph limit on the elevated part of the M4 passing Port Talbot has been extended westward for an additional 2 miles for emission reasons but some sat navs will still show the original NSL so beware. Also on the M4 around Newport the variable speed limit is altered according to the pollutant level at the time and the gantry signs say that polluted air kills so justifying ghe reduced speed.
  2. Hi. During the winter season road diesel has an additive put in by the refineries to prevent waxing in freezing temperatures. I assume that red diesel also has a similar additive. As most of the diesel in my tank is from the summer cruising period and topped up prior to mooring my boat in the Marina for winter then that additive will not be present. Is there an after market anti waxing additive that can be added to winterise the existing fuel? Cheers David
  3. I think there is a back pump from the Severn into Diglis Basin level that enters the arm with the foot bridge over it near the cafe boat.
  4. A herd of cows in a field, which one is on holiday? The one with a wee calf. (In a Scottish accent) Ill get my coat........
  5. Brilliant musician, poet, lyricist. I liked him back in the early 70s and got to see him twice when he toured the UK a few years ago.
  6. And Llareggub. (Sorry Dylan)
  7. Finally got to say a personal thank you to the crew of NB Moorhen today who were moored between the top of Stoke Bruerne and the bottom of Buckby heading south ( we were northbound) who were recovering after their visits to the various fleshpots/ hostelries of Northants. Glad they survived the obligatory alcohol consumption and were sunning themselves recovering for a new onslaught whilst new supplies were being urgently delivered to the pubs. Cheers David.
  8. Thank you for the feedback and your very helpful actions. Try not to visit a pub with 24 hr opening just in case you are needed again. Lol. David.
  9. Heading up the GU today through Milton Keynes and almost every bridge hole had a pile of metal bits dredged from the canal next to it.
  10. There is the Caravanlite version from Calor. It's empty weight is less than a normal bottle as it is designed to reduce the nose weight on a caravan as the majority of caravan manufacturers make the gas locker ar the front. There was a price premium on it though when we had a van a few years ago, it may have changed now. David
  11. Don't put it in the hedgerow, it kills it. Spread it over the towpath filling in holes or dips. That way it serves a useful purpose and reduces towpath maintenance. Cheers David
  12. Went past 'Leg o Mutton' lock today as well as the lock keepers house in ' The Bargee'. (Maffers Top). Last week we were at Brentford and Bulls Bridge. All much altered over the years since the film. David.
  13. Pass. Sorry no information but the patient was the priority.
  14. We have been moored at Tring summit close to the bridge near the railway station for two days heading north. Whilst preparing to leisurely set off this morning two ambulance personnel walked past us heading towards cow roast marina. About 30 minutes later they reappeared heading back towards their ambulance parked near the bridge and explained their problem with a patient on a boat about 1/2 mile south of us. He needed to be admitted to hospital but had a dog on board. I advised them to contact CART to see if they could help with the dog via their welfare programme. About 10 minutes later as we were setting off they again reappeared with a wheel chair heading towards their patient again. He would have had nearly a mile in that chair along a bumpy towpath and up the rough path to their ambulance so I suggested that if there was anyone heading north passing the patient then they could ask for a lift. As we approached bridge 133 at the end of the cutting (Grand Junction Arms) one of the same ambulance people appeared and said that they had moved the ambulance to there as their patient was being delivered by boat. Whoever that boater is then please accept my thanks for your unselfish attitude and helping someone in need. We could all be in a similar situation one day and need assistance. Thanks once again David
  15. If you Google theboattripyears there is a blog covering a number of years' trips with Willow Wren Rugby and Willow Wren Kearns Middlewich with photo links. HTH Cheers David
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