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Mac of Cygnet

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  3. Are you hot racking then?
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  8. It's not really all that posh, but crammed with interesting things, including IIRC a Lord Lucan connection. And very friendly staff. I remember I went in my boating clothes expecting noses to be turned up, but no. I very rarely ate out when boating, but remember having quail's eggs just because I could!
  9. I've done the HNC twelve times, mostly singlehanded. I've never been stranded in the middle of a pound. Grounded once or twice, yes, but able to get off. That has only happened to me on the Rochdale, which I personally found harder than the HNC. I've also met several other singlehanders on the HNC who didn't moan about it, because they knew it wasn't like other canals and just got on with it without feeling 'challenged'.
  10. But The Happy Nomad's comment is definitely commenting on religious matters. He and others have said similar things on these forums several times without repercussions. I'm not religious and have no objections to the comments, just saying.
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  14. Quite so. When self-drive was being trialled, Fred Carter steered Cygnet while I stood inside wincing at every crunch.
  15. Welcome back, Martin! Looks like you didn't leave the cut and Mr Bunbury in 2018 after all. Hope you are still enjoying it. I think we met at St Ives on the Great Ouse a few years back. I can't add anything actually useful to this thread except that I've moored at Piccadilly Basin (twice) and Islington Marina without problems.
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  17. I did say past the bridges! About half a mile past the Motorways by a farm track bridge which leads to the village. A surprisingly rural mooring where for some reason the Motorways are not intrusive, being muffled by trees, I think. I've moored there a few times.
  18. Stoak is a good quiet mooring (past the bridges) with a rural feel and a farm track leading to the good village pub (or was when I was last there several years ago!).
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  25. Just had a couple filled with crab in cheese sauce. Feeling rather full ATM, but will probably go back later to use up the rest of the mix on the traditional lemon juice & sugar. Rather over the top, I know, but I like to mark these annual events. Rather like the first snowdrops - neither falls on the same date each year unlike birthdays, which are so predictable. (OK, I know pancake day is predictable, but I have to look it up each year.)
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