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Jennifer McM

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  1. Had no idea about the Chorleywood canal..... and I lived in Loudwater for 15 years 😲 https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MjgzODYwNw==
  2. Bother! Just bought a giant pack of loo rolls just in case the rumour mill were correct 😕😉 Really pleased it's over!
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  6. Turns out ships and cars in Egypt can only drive when the horn is honking. Just in... fingers crossed 🤞
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  8. Great pics, thank you 👍 I remember he was moored for a while by a ramp. There's a bridge nearby, we walked over the bridge to get to quarrymen's cottages, where we were staying, the cottages had been converted to holiday lets. Perfect 👍
  9. Blimey... behave yourselves folks 😷😉
  10. Was surprised (saddened) to see on Rightmove last night the Halfway House being refurbed into apartments. Used to love that pub! We lost 'our Barry' about 5 years ago, far too soon, the love of his life was a steel hull ketch, might be in the marina 'Sea Waif'? Our boat ticked all the boxes for us when we bought it, so the age bit didn't really matter, it's just confused us.
  11. Thanks Alan. 'Y Felinheli? Between Caernarfon and Bangor? My brother had a ketch in that port a few years ago.
  12. Thanks.... I agree. I've never come across this situation. I know it was sold to us as a 6 year old boat in 2016 by a broker. Want to do what's right!
  13. Sorry if this is a dumb question 😕 We're at the point where we're 'thinking' of selling our boat in a few months time. We're the second owner. The previous owner bought the boat as a Liverpool Boat sale-away in 2006 (think ?), he took his time fitting it, (out of water), it was 'commissioned' (that's the term we were given) or should it be 'officially registered' with CRT Feb 2010. So if you were selling our boat, what age would you advertise it? Thanks for your views 👍
  14. Horrendous; there're live animals onboard 20 livestock ships in the queue. I don't think there's any excuse to transport live animals around, unless of course it's for breeding or racing purposes. Presuming the animals are for food, it would be better if they were slaughtered before they start their journey, keeping carcases in cold storage.
  15. Great idea.... then afterwards the area could be turned into a health spa! I call that a win/win!
  16. Salt! You're missing salt. We need sea salt, tonnes of it, that'll increase the buoyancy of the ship.
  17. Somebody mentioned something like that, only they thought about filling the water between the dams with bicarbonate of soda and vinegar..... that normally shifts most things.
  18. Some of the replies to this tweet are hilarious..... thinking out of the box comes to mind.
  19. Heard there's a high tide today! https://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/Suez-Egypt/tides/latest
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  21. That's dire ☚ī¸đŸ˜ They're going to need bigger cassettes! They could still be there at Christmas. Got a copy of John's grandad's naval diary which covers around 1890-1900, he mentions liaising with other ships to pick up coal in that part of the world - bit like we do with Rick on fuel boat Auriga I imagine 😁. One Christmas while they were going through the Suez Canal and being desperate for provisions, they came across a camel, the poor camel turned into their Christmas dinner đŸ¤ĸ
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  23. 206 ships are now stranded, with worries they could be sitting targets should Iran take advantage. Ships are being told to reverse out of the canal - what a nightmare. Salvage company suggests the vessel should be unloaded to get the ship floating again. How the heck could that be possible? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/25/suez-canal-blocked-ship-ever-given-stuck Don't know where I read it; the pointy bit that's just been dug out, speared a whale while at sea, causing people to get extremely upset. The design seems to be a disaster.
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