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Mac of Cygnet

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Mac of Cygnet last won the day on March 30 2017

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Scottish Borders

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  • Occupation
    Retired Nurseryman
  • Boat Name
    Cygnet
  • Boat Location
    Sowerby Bridge (in winter)

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  1. Mac of Cygnet

    Upware Marina

    That was what sprang to mind immediately here, too. Famously cheap, but you've got to fit in.
  2. Mac of Cygnet

    Why am I asking?

    I think Rusty should answer my question - (s)he's a beagle, and therefore beagle-eyed. (Um..., is that right?)
  3. Mac of Cygnet

    Why am I asking?

    Although you are the only respondent entitled to be in this subforum, I would beg you, purleeese don't mention that word. Anyhoo, I ask again, why is this a question?
  4. Mac of Cygnet

    Luxury Holiday Exchange

    I would think similar applies to the house!
  5. Mac of Cygnet

    Why am I asking?

    Can I ask why everything posted in this sub-forum is a 'question', while everywhere else (even FAQs!), they are 'topics'? Just wonderin'.
  6. Mac of Cygnet

    Marple Lock 11 update

    I arrived at Marple locks 2 hours after they closed in Sept 2017. I eventually gave up and went away, and now it looks like I'll still not be able to get through (from the other side, admittedly) over 18 months later. I wish we had 19th century technology and impetus now - the whole thing would have been open in a few weeks.
  7. Mac of Cygnet

    Must eat (and drink) pubs on the Stourport ring

    The last time I was in the Old Bush in Swindon, it had 6 varieties of Scotch eggs! However, it did achieve one of the lowest scores in my Pub Cruise that year, so I wouldn't go out of my way. The Green Man had had a makeover, too, and wasn't the same incredibly cheap (Sunday lunch £3.50!) homely place it was.
  8. Mac of Cygnet

    Stourport ring Itinerary - 10 days out of Alvechurch

    Oh, I don't know. That's exactly what we did 35 years ago on our first canal holiday. Nothing like going in at the deep end (although I left that literally until many years later). In fact the Tardebigge locks are one of the easiest to operate flights, as I realised later.
  9. Mac of Cygnet

    Must eat (and drink) pubs on the Stourport ring

    I also think JP's is one of the best pub-oriented posts I've seen on here. I wish I'd had it when we did our 30th anniversary (of canal boating) / Ruby wedding Stourport Ring cruise in 2013. Then I could have avoided the 'pub' at Hanbury Wharf which gave us one of the worst anniversary meals we've had. We then went down to the Severn via Droitwich, which wasn't possible in 1973, but had a good selection of decent pubs.
  10. Mac of Cygnet

    Stourport ring Itinerary - 10 days out of Alvechurch

    Just a word of warning. The Stourport Ring was our first ever canal holiday, 35 years ago (from the centre of Birmingham), and was the immediate cause of my only addiction.
  11. Mac of Cygnet

    The Joke Thread (Friday and Every Day)

    I'm sorry, but you're going to have to explain the JOKE there. (I feel I'm fighting against the tide) But if you want a lottery joke: He "What would you do if I won the lottery, dear? She "Take half and leave you" He "Great! I got £25 yesterday. Here's £12.50. Keep in touch."
  12. Mac of Cygnet

    Diesel Vs Electric

    Also https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/23/the-worlds-first-electric-autonomous-container-ship-to-set-sail-in-norway/
  13. Mac of Cygnet

    Leaving the boat in this weather

    The Beast from the East last year waited until late February.
  14. Mac of Cygnet

    Can I be the first to say it!

    Not mine, as I said in Post #17 , so I don't have to wait
  15. Mac of Cygnet

    The Joke Thread (Friday and Every Day)

    In fact the thread has been multi-day for several years. But it would go uphill if everyone posted a JOKE instead of a moan. So, talking of Fridays , an Irish/American/blonde was wearing a TGIF tee-shirt. Her (not Irish/American/blonde) friend said "What are you wearing a Thank God It's Friday tee-shirt for? It's Monday." "Oh! I thought it meant 'Tits Go In Front'!"
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