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Tiny

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    Llangollen

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  2. It was a nice prog but the canal seemed so crowded. Not like when we were there. We wondered how many film people were around on the boat getting in the way of the experts and asking for retakes. (Just back up and do it again dear.) There was at least one person by the cups. We also wondered how much they interfered with the old ducks normal operations. The forgotten tie up seemed to be for a tea break and not a normal thing. Pru soldiered on through everything in a slightly not with it haze of delight at being out boating. Meanwhile I wonder how much Tim was showing his age by suffering f
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  6. Even providing any Minister actually knows anything about his subject from my experience with our local MP - now a minister he is so busy that he has no time to investigate himself and has to believe what he is told by underlings while also doing as he is told by them who appointed him. Given this ministers are easily manipulated by their advisors - as long the advice falls in with government requirements. As government requirements currently are not to spend money in areas like the waterways this means given the information he is fed by Hales the minister is happy to let things continue as
  7. But will we hear what he says in his report given it is in a secret meeting that we are not suppose to know about. At this point one wonders how anyone cannot fear the worst about Cart given they are so secretive.
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  9. I saw some yoofs on a bridge who ducked down as the boat in front approached - then jumped up, leaned over and gobbed on the steerer. When we got there I got in first a chucked my 'to hot to drink' coffee in the gobbers face. Beneath one of the high bridges in Brum we noted a load of 'still in their boxes' vacuums in the water. Luckily they were in long before we passed. On the Warrington arm we tried the camera trick and the yobs (actually in PT kit with teachers on school grounds) stood on the canal bridge and hurled stones while swearing at us. We sent the photo to the headmistress who repl
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  11. We were moored below lk12 at Audlem when oak and ash came down. The rev came through the lock then pulled back into the gates waiting to tow the butty down this longer pound. The butty was hauled in by the crew and hit the front gate - tossing a load of water over the gate and over the rev below. You could see the steam rising as he cursed them. A chap on a mooring opposite listened open mouthed to the language which went on and on. It was all so unoriginal - just the same few swear words used but the tone was so angry. I went inside to have a laugh. Meanwhile the pair passed at speed with the
  12. Tiny

    Appeal

    I reckon it might be worth a fiver if Robin and the other Directors were given puddling boots and had to march up and down 12 hours a day repuddling the bottom of the breach hole for about a week each. I might pay to watch that!
  13. Having a signal tester the signal used to be good. Now its very bad since the last retune. We have just the one transmitter and this gave a good analogue picture which got worse as they brought in digital. We wonder if they have cut power to save dosh as the other channels are OK - except Dave and e4+1 - which have disappeared in the last retune while we acquired 5+1 for the first time. As for changing transmitter - we have just the one.
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  15. Tiny

    Hand signals

    Up north if you meet a working boat he normally uses sound signals and you hold the correct number of fingers just above your head. To turn you give the turn signal followed by one or two hoots to say which way on rivers. Down south where most don't know signals the wife stands at the front and waves to the approaching boat then points as in 'you' followed by which direction we want them to go. If they get it right they get a smile and a wave when passing me (steering) - if they don't one assumes they are Americans. Boats coming up behind are invited to pass when we think it safe (some don't
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