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    Ccing - on the move!
  1. 'Vollockies' versus Lock Keepers

    The lock keeper at Caen Hill on the K&A has been the same chap for years and years he told us.
  2. London gets tough

    The photo of the removal is only a few yards from where I saw it moored, so I don't think the contractors moved it more than those few yards.
  3. London gets tough

    I saw it twice, with a chap working on it. It was a few yards away from the tunnel on the non towpath side, and was an obstruction. It didn't look very stable at all. I thought at the time it was an accident waiting to happen, and was pleased next time I cycled along there that it had gone. All that was left were a couple of Foxtons signs by the bins.
  4. Puddle Duck is Missing

    Where are you off to?
  5. Puddle Duck is Missing

    Thanks, How are you? Sitting in the boat happily, fire's on, all is well! xx
  6. Puddle Duck is Missing

    Yes, all is well thanks!
  7. Puddle Duck is Missing

    Thank you everyone who helped us today!! My first thought apart from knocking on the nearest boat was to phone the very helpful mooring warden for the area, who phoned me back a couple of minutes after my message. He said it had been spotted by his team yesterday where I'd left it. The pins had been pulled out rather than removed I could see from the mess they'd made of the bank. Springers do have V bottomed hulls, so pins do pull out, even if they've got 3 in to ground level on a 23 foot boat!! So, it had gone off on it's own accord rather than being removed by someone. The good people who rescued the boat saw it floating alone as they walked home. They managed to capture it as it came to rest on their boat. They helpfully put messages on FB which I'm yet to see as I've only just got on line. So thanks one and all, and a Happy New Year!! I use my boat often as I'm self employed and can organise my own time, so it's not usually alone for that long..... Very happy to be sitting here with the fire going and a glass in my hand! Cheers! Mary
  8. Moorings twixt Bath-Bristol

    I like it very much! You're lucky to live there David!
  9. Moorings twixt Bath-Bristol

    I've been in Bradford for about a week, and the noisiest thing was the floating market last weekend - but in a nice way... There were a few boys riding around the centre yesterday on bikes doing a lot of shouting and getting in the way of the traffic, but I've seen a lot worse!
  10. Moorings twixt Bath-Bristol

    Just on this stretch. Bradford on Avon, at Dundas and Avoncliff aqueducts, Limpley Stoke, Claverton, Bathampton, Bath above the locks, Bath near the station, Weston Lock cut, Saltford (great museum), above Keynsham Lock, couple of pontoons on river. So, lots of choice! Lovely stretch!
  11. Proposed trip to London

    Sorry, I was tired, yes I should have put if too much rain. We had to leave the boat alone several times for various reasons, and as I say only trouble was at Dobb's Weir.
  12. Proposed trip to London

    We've done all of that. Didn't think we'd enjoy it as much as we did! The Lea and Stort are lovely, although some bridges on the Stort are a bit low when there hasn't been enough rain. There are good and bad bits everywhere on the system. If you don't like the look of a place move further on. The only place we had any bother in the area was at Dobb's Weir, and that's well outside the M25. Someone tried to take the brass fairlead, but didn't manage it. The worst 2 events we've had in 12 years were on the Stratford Canal, again well outside the M25! In conclusion, go for it!
  13. Short term moorings K&A

    I too have recently boated and cycled along this stretch. Quiet with lots of places to moor along the towpath. Wootton Rivers, lots of places on the summit. Lots of choice!
  14. Springer 23 Overplating?

    My 23 foot Springer rotted from the inside out as the flooring was fixed, and there had been water leaks over the years. Not now! Painted the inside of the hull again this week. It was overplated a couple of years ago and it cost £3000. I was happy to do this as the surveyor said it was worth it. Insurance Co. had requested a survey as it was 25 years old then. Also I have an inboard engine, the interior is virtually untouched, and I've had it 12 years now and love it! I got a survey when I first bought it, and the survey saved me £3-4000! Depends how much you like it!
  15. Gongoozlers

    I had a girl on the Wey ask how I could get through the lock as there was a brick wall (the cill) at the upper end. I had to point out that the boat would float on the water when I filled the lock....