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Rob-M

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About Rob-M

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    Bristol

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    https://www.heritageworkingboats.org.uk

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  1. Rob-M

    BCN Challenge 2018

    Apparently hit something as they entered a lock which spilt the fibreglass.
  2. Rob-M

    BCN Challenge 2018

    So sorry to hear what happened to your boat. Glad to hear you all got off the boat safely. Hopefully you will be able to get back afloat.
  3. Rob-M

    BCN Challenge 2018

    Have you checked down the arm.
  4. Rob-M

    BCN Challenge 2018

    I reckon someone dropped that in after we went up as the gate opened fully when we first went through. I could feel something with the boat hook but couldn't get a hold.
  5. Rob-M

    BCN Challenge 2018

    I have to say the people of Walsall are fantastic, some guy waking up the towpath spent ages helping us remove Vulpes from lock 7 so we gave him some cash and he pulled a bottle of whiskey from his bag and offered us some but we refused. Then when we were struggling to wind in the pound someone from one of the apartments came down and gave us some cans of beer to cheer us up. CRT are coming out Sunday to look at the gate as I called the emergency number when we thought we might be stuck in the lock all night.
  6. Rob-M

    BCN Challenge 2018

    Sun setting over Birchillls Junction. We enjoyed the Walsall Branch so much we are going back down.
  7. Rob-M

    BCN Challenge 2018

    Brades done, heading for Oldbury Junction. Are we ahead of Clarrie?
  8. Rob-M

    BCN Challenge 2018

    Some boat club decided it would be good to do the 21 today and head to Tipton. CRT worried about water levels on the flight.
  9. Rob-M

    BCN Challenge 2018

    Seems to be something to do with drinking beer.
  10. Rob-M

    BCN Challenge 2018

    Currently in a pub doing a bit of route planning. Got soaked today as did a full days boating.
  11. Rob-M

    Happy 50th Birthday Matty40s

    Happy birthday, see you Sunday.
  12. Rob-M

    BCN Challenge 2018

    Off to pack my suncream waterproofs ready for an early start in the morning to meet up with Captain Pegg for the next positioning move towards our starting point.
  13. Rob-M

    BCN Challenge 2018

    Just watching the news, they are in Walsall discussing fly tipping and said they have pulled 50 shopping trolleys out of the canal today.
  14. Rob-M

    The Ring

    Finally got round to adding more pictures to my Flickr Album https://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_manning/albums/72157696390454385
  15. Rob-M

    BCN Challenge 2018

    Locks pre and post challenge is part of the enjoyment, last year we boated in to Birmingham at about 1am Friday morning, then boated to the Black Country museum Friday for tunnel gauging and then down the Delph but had to drop down the bottom lock Saturday to get to our starting point. This year will be a full day Friday then post challenge I think we our doing Titford to Droitwich in two days.
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