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    Nel
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    stourport on severn

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  1. I quite like the sound of creaking ropes. It's a "boat" sound peculiar to our environment and quite soothing especially when lying awake in the wee small hours as us older people tend to do.
  2. I don't think vlogs and documentaries would be the same without some level of implied jeopardy. I remember watching a programme about , of all things, people driving Eddie Stobart lorries. I honestly thought it was a p..s take ! This bloke was driving a lorry over the Severn bridge and was banging on about how dangerous it can be. If you want a proper narrowboat/engine vlog go to Youtube and watch "Starting a Bolinder" Could watch it over and over.
  3. I suppose if you watch theses things with the eagle eye of an experienced boater, especially one with long experience of this canal, it was all a bit disjointed. One scene showed them leaving Kinver, then nearing Autherly junction only to appear on the Wolverhampton 21. However, I don't think these programmes are made for any other purpose than entertainment and should just be accepted as such. However, how old Sheila puts up with the Brandreth boy is beyond me. Small doses recommended.
  4. Maybe check his prop ? Bet the weed box is a thing to behold.
  5. Also agreed. We have been with the Border Collie rescue for 35 years and have had 5 dogs in that time. Obviously they are always older dogs so their time with you is limited. The last one, Molly, was a brilliant dog and much loved. She became very ill whilst out on the boat on the Shroppie. We didn't know if a vet would come out to a boat but, thankfully we were near Chester so managed to get her to a vet in Christleton where she was put to sleep. The decision was made not to have another dog , this was 3 years ago, and we have stuck to this although we do miss having a dog in the house/boat.
  6. Thanks for that Peter, have read that before and missed the summer bit. Ah well, plan change then, will just be glad to be out to be honest.
  7. As per the title. Have looked at the CRT website re. the hole in the canal and other stoppages. We hope to make passage to Chester when we are permitted so after Easter. CRT say they are hopeful the canal will be open by then. Does anyone live/moor near there and have some first hand knowledge of what progress is being made ?
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  10. Yes, my wife assumed responsibility for dhobeying the smalls but she has developed osteo arthritis in her left hand. I stepped up to the mark but she has decided to get one of these machines. We will see.
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  12. Thank you all, more research required then.
  13. Ah there's an idea !
  14. As per the title. We are leisure boaters so only out spring/summer. We use launderettes for the big stuff but were looking at getting one of these hand cranked washing tubs for ones smalls, t-shirts etc. Does anyone have experience of these , particularly with regard to how effective they are and where to buy one? Thank you
  15. Fancy crossing a bulldog and a shitsu but not sure what I would call the resultant breed though.
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