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Mac of Cygnet

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Mac of Cygnet last won the day on June 22 2020

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    Scottish Borders

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    Retired Nurseryman
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    Sowerby Bridge (in winter)

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  1. Perhaps the topic title could be altered by a single word to make things clear.
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  3. I would be very pleased for someone to explain to me what is meant by "the political/structural issues surrounding liveaboards"
  4. It's the effort required while bending over teetering on the edge of a lock that made me nervous - I can't swim!
  5. Simon & Garfunkle sang about it: "All lies and jest. But a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest." (The Boxer)
  6. Come, come! I of course didn't enter as Mac of Cygnet when Torquemada was setting them! I did win once when Cheshire Rose set them, though.
  7. Yes, I had an old alter ego that I used to set quizzes. It's the password for that the eMail was about. Is it only this sort of thing involved, and as I no longer use it, shall I just do nothing?
  8. Fortunately the Rochdale Canal is amply supplied with stations close to the canal all along its length, but unfortunately the trains on it don't go to Manchester Piccadilly, but to Manchester Victoria. There is however a frequent (and free) shuttle bus between the two.
  9. You mean the ones invented by Herr Fahrenheit, the Polish Lithuanian Dutchman? Edited to say that I see I'm late to the party.
  10. Well they did save Rome when the guards and their dogs didn't hear the Gauls climbing the walls.
  11. Well. what a lot of conflicting advice! I've never been on the K&A, but extensive experience of the unpredictable wide locks of the Calder & Hebble and Rochdale singlehanded in a 27ft boat has led me to the conclusion that the best thing you can do is to make sure that anything breakable is stowed properly.
  12. I went down the Drains in June 2017. The wider ones were pretty weed free even then, when the Sleaford Navigation was completely impassable. The pic is of Medlam Drain (I think!). Some of the bridges are pretty tight - pic of one on West Fen Drain. As you can see, I was navigating by OS map.
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  14. Tried a few years ago in June, but had to give up after half a mile - physically impossible to push through the weed. I was told that I was a month too late. The Witham Navigable Drains were relatively clear.
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