Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

17 Neutral

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    The cut- Southern G.U

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Nightshift worker
  • Boat Name
  • Boat Location
    Currently around Aylesbury Tring & Hemel.

Recent Profile Visitors

526 profile views
  1. Some footage from Viking Sky; https://youtu.be/5nJ07anK15c
  2. My foolproof auditory cassette indicator; 1. Purchase a ping pong ball and slice in half with a heated wire. 2. Place cricket (available from all good reptile stores) in one half then replace the other half using a liberal amount of super glue. 3. Insert ping pong ball in cassette. 4. When the chirping gets louder you know the cassette is getting close to being full. 5. If you find ping pong ball on bathroom floor, you have left it too late therefore recalibrate your hearing until you are au fait with cricket volume to cassette volume. n.b, a few ears of corn can extend the working life of this system by many days, no professional cricket seller will advise you of this because they want you to make many more regular purchases but through trial and error I have discovered this which has brought my cricket expenditure down by tens of pence per annum. You're welcome.
  3. That stretch of the GU through Yiewsley is awful, if you look in my post history for around this time last year you'll see I posted asking for advice about a very similar situation where I came across a boat that had clearly been broken into. It was moored almost opposite from the entrance to the Slough arm. The only place I would ever moor round there is right next to the cctv cameras outside Tesco, if those moorings are full I just keep going! Edit;
  4. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/14/freshwater-jellyfish-spotted-shropshire-canal
  5. You may be exactly what I've been looking for. I have been worried about the security of my pride and joy because I work away quite often. She's bright and airy, has excellent 360 degree views of the neighbouring waterway. Malibu is designed for two in a traditional wooden boat style. I'm going to be out of the country during Oct & Nov so if you would like to care for my baby, please get in touch and we can discuss expenses but these would be minimal. Pic attached.
  6. On the G.U Southern stretch you have; Aylesbury general market - Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (9am – 4pm) Aylesbury Vintage & Craft Bazaar - Tuesday (9am – 2pm) Aylesbury Foodie Friday Market - every Friday (9am – 4pm) _______ Tring has a weekly Friday Charter Market and a fortnightly Farmers Market also on a Friday. ________ https://www.leightonbuzzardmarket.co.uk/ ________ Milton Keynes Open Market The open market is situated on the outside of centre:mk, near door 10. If you require further information, please contact the organisers on 01908 668 810. These are the opening days: Monday Closed Tuesday General market Wednesday Closed Thursday General market Friday General market Saturday General market Sunday Small General market Hemel Hempstead general market There is currently a general market on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 8am and 4pm in the Marlowes pedestrian area, Hemel Hempstead. Hemel Old Town market A monthly market held on the first Sunday of each month in the picturesque High Street of the Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, between 11am and 3pm. With a mixture of fresh produce, local crafts, handmade, unique and bespoke items, there's something for everyone.
  7. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/15/boat-dwellers-priced-off-londons-canals-as-mooring-fees-soar
  8. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/jun/28/waterside-pubs-uk-readers-travel-tips
  9. Unfortunately I didn't take this pic, It was posted on Reddit and I thought it may be of interest here....
  10. Can you beat a turtle riding a dead sheep? pictured just outside Birmingham.
  11. May be of interest; https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/nostalgia/birmingham-canals-old-photos-waterways-6875376
  12. Cheers,I just had a look at their website, it say Arcturus is in the water & Sirius is in the yard but I don't know how recent that info is. There are also a few interesting old boats for sale on there. Might take the dog for a walk to Puttenham today and see if I can spot them.
  13. Just woke up and turned on the tv to find "narrowboat afloat" on the Quest tv channel. It had an interesting segment on Arcturus & Sirius and it reminded me I haven't seen them for years. Are they still around? I did some googling but couldn't find any recent information about them.
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.