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  1. This is exactly what we have done. Before the boat is touched, hands are sanitised. Cuts on hands etc are an entry point for Weil's disease, also known as Leptospirosis. It is found in the urine of rats and cattle, so you have to be unlucky to get water containing the urine in a cut in your skin. However, it can give flu like symptoms, but it can also kill if it attacks the organs in your body. Handling ropes, splashes of water. Hand hygiene always important when boating, covid or not!
  2. 5 minutes! Just joking, but they loved it straight away. I forgot to say, they go inside at locks, as they would be a trip hazard if not. We have a Springer, and so a wide gunnel. They can just get their front paws on it for the best view and smells. They often dash from one side to the other whilst we're underway, depending on where the ducks are.... Have fun!
  3. We have cheeky cockers. They have always been attached by keeping their leads on and tying a rope through the handles which is attached to the boat. As someone said above, the combination is only long enough to keep them within the profile of the boat. They are therefore free to move about and choose whether to be with me on the back or in their bed. Again, we've never lost one. We do have doggie life jackets, but only use them when the dog gets old and infirm as an extra precaution.
  4. As far as I understand from medical friends, they are accounted for locally, so if they expect a certain number of people in a particular health authority, then they plan for those people and not any extras.
  5. I started the survey, but as soon as I put CC it was the end with a reminder to move every 14 days.
  6. I really enjoyed the last one, so will make an effort to watch. Thanks!
  7. I have had my boat craned out and blacked at both Willowbridge and Saul, and had a good experience at both, for what it's worth.
  8. We had a great experience there recently too!
  9. I agree about the Basingstoke, but also the railway bridge at Roydon on the Stort. At Roydon there was a widebeam, beautifully painted in cream. The water level was high, and he couldn't get under the bridge, so started hacking of the roof rails. I made a comment, and he said he'd just sold it, was delivering it, and if he gave it another lick of paint, the new owner would never notice!!!!!
  10. It was about a year ago.
  11. Last time I came through that lock I was single handed. You have to leave the boat at the other side of the road bridge, walk up a lane, cross the road bridge then set the lock. This I did, but when I got back to the boat and pootled to the lock, a helpful person had closed the gate, presumably thinking that some idiot had left it open. Well I had, but on purpose! The boat and I were of course hidden under the bridge! I called out to people, and eventually someone noticed me and re opened the gate.....
  12. I've just filled in the form. Such a good idea!
  13. Ian, you can come in mine when we finally get there! x
  14. I have a friend who grew up in Camden quite near to the canal. He tells me that in the 60's it was fenced of, and full of bricks, old tyres and dead dogs. I cruised through that area 2-3 years ago, and it was a delight! I have too often wondered when were these good old days?
  15. There was a very similar looking boat at Hungerford on Sunday which had just been painted white very messily. The brass mushroom vents also painted. The paint was so fresh that you could smell it as you walked the towpath. It was still there on Monday morning when I left. I have a photo of the boat, but from a distance. The stern certainly looks similar. If it is the same boat it's heading away from the Thames.
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