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Hudds Lad

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  1. Had forgotten Braunston was this weekend, guess we're heading onto the Coventry then to avoid the shenanigans. Never had any real problems with them personally, always give them plenty of room when passing though. Only real issue was one we passed on the Cheshire locks, seemed a bit grumpy but thought he must have seen us coming and he'd been kind in leaving the gates open for us as he left the lock. Turned out the next four or five locks we came to he'd left all the top gates open and paddles up as he left
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  3. Looking at that green? building, i now have an urge to dig out Connect 4 from the game cupboard. Someone on our marina Facebook page posted this pic and is encouraging people to post objections to the planning
  4. It's definitely been waaaay better since Charlie visited, there's still a few bridges where we drifted through without power though, just in case
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  6. Me? I find that quite insulting, the only time i'm blue is when i'm too tight to put the heating on in winter I'm just not a fan of marketing lists and try to avoid whenever possible
  7. So the "Check all" is a bit of a lie then?
  8. That white could be zinc primer, do you know how it was coated originally?
  9. I was going to give it a go, but i'm not agreeing to those email terms. If something is free, you are the product
  10. A brave man would confirm this by mooring there. A really brave man would confirm this by mooring there with a teapot on his roof and possibly an upside-down pineapple And no, i'm not volunteering to be that man
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  12. Next time tell him to read p55 of the Boater's Handbook he'll have got a link to with his licence, no mention of having right of way i'm afraid. Larger craft need deeper water and room to manoeuvre. The standard practice is to follow the navigation rules and keep to the right-hand side of the channel in a position for the helmsman to see you When meeting a powered craft on a canal or narrow channel communicate with the helmsman to indicate your intentions and these are acknowledged. A group shall avoid dispersing either side of an oncoming powered craft
  13. Its the woods on the bend after Brinklow Marina heading towards Hawkesbury, Cathiron Lane runs through it
  14. We've always jokingly called it Dogger's Wood, didn't realise it actually was! Always a few van lifers parked up there, the odd fishist, walkers, canoeists/paddle boarders inflating their pride and joy in the car park. Not somewhere we've stopped, the bit by the farm looks pleasant enough and far enough away from the woods to avoid the evening shenanigans i'd imagine.
  15. I do like a trash panda, but not as much as that American chap who feeds them hotdogs on his porch and has about 30 regulars, must cost him a fortune.
  16. Oddly the one time we did that ring we got stuck for about three hours at the first lock (Garrison?) after Bordesley Junction with a gate that wouldn't close, ended the day at something past 10 on a lock landing at Minworth, not recommended. Highlight of the day was some young roadmen trying to sell us their mix cd coming down Camp Hill. We declined.
  17. Apparently it's now full of carrots, pics don't really show that it shed part of it's load
  18. Speaking from my own experience, they charge, like a wounded Rhino. And that was about 7yrs ago when daughter had finished her 11+ (or whatever it's called these days) and all they were doing was sitting round junior school playing games. To be fair even with the fine it was way cheaper than the same holiday 2 weeks later when term was over and the summer hols started. I suppose a smart bloke, rather than playing by the rules and informing school she would be away for a week, would have just emailed Monday morning and said she was vomiting.
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  20. An extra £60 per parent, per child with LA unauthorised absence fines
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