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Mac of Cygnet

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  1. You must have had to make a very long journey for little result.
  2. Can I just ask any thieves who have been attracted by the title of this thread to use the key in my gas locker, please? It would be such a bother having to repair the doors or windows.
  3. If you click 'no notifications', it doesn't stop everything. In small print below that it says "Changing this option will not affect existing followed content.". How relevant to your or CR's problem this is I know not.
  4. Don't forget that there is a second list below the first one in notification settings, in which you can select how to receive the notifications. I have e-mail switched off in this for everything except PMs, and that is what happens. You may already know this, but I failed to scroll down to the second list when I first went there, with results much as described.
  5. This just shows how perceptions can differ. This pub got one of the lowest scores from me last year in my 2018 Pub Cruise. I have to say that food was not a consideration. BOAT HOUSE, Astley Green (June 2) 2+3+5=10 Very disappointing Good Beer Guide (2018) pub with poor beer choice and no proper bar for non-diners. And rather expensive. Still GBG, though.
  6. It's to match the tarpaulins on the boat. Didn't you know?
  7. I travelled in a Boris bus today. He makes buses out of cardboard, doesn't he?
  8. The last boat we ever hired was from Swan Line, called Cygnet. It was very well and thoughtfully fitted out for a small boat, so much so that I thought that if it were ever for sale I would buy it. So a few years later, after the Swan Line boats had been sold off, I saw Cygnet advertised in WW, and went to see Geoff who was still at Fradley, to ask him if it was his former hire boat. It wasn't. Which is how I came to buy my present boat, a different boat - purchase by mistaken identity and love at first sight.
  9. Being dual nationality ie having both Scottish and English bus passes, I don't have any problems venturing over the border in either direction. Presently in Yorkshire, which is the best of both worlds.
  10. As it didn't, may I say that
  11. I took this pic in Spain a while back. I'm sure one could get the English (boat) version printed and stick it to offending boats (being careful not to damage the pristine paintwork, of course). I took this pic in Spain a while back. I'm sure one could get the English (boat) version printed and stick it to offending boats (being careful not to damage the pristine paintwork, of course). I took this pic in Spain a while back. I'm sure one could get the English (boat) version printed and stick it to offending boats (being careful not to damage the pristine paintwork, of course).
  12. Yes, I get mine from Inline Filters . Just put your Vetus part number in and it will show their (Baldwin) equivalent. About one third the price of Vetus.
  13. I would hope you wouldn't find many weeds in Pershore
  14. I'm afraid I don't put much faith in pub guides. I've been in some which boasted inclusion in such and such a guide and the beer was mediocre (a euphemism). After all, it's the basis of a good pub, innit? (as mrsmelly would say). However, I must once again be the bearer of bad news as one of my favourite moorings on the waterways, Haddlesey Lock at the top of the Selby Canal, got a little less perfect the other day when I found one of the two pubs, the George & Dragon, all boarded up. The Jug, the other one, is still good, though.
  15. I've been in touch with Pete.i about his kind offer. This sort of thing shows CWDF at its best.
  16. The Selby Canal this morning, the bank-to-bank duckweed and Azolla closing behind me. Are other waterways suffering this so early, or have the heavy rains washed it away? I would imagine that there must be enormous amounts building up behind Denver Sluice, for example.
  17. As the so-called Selby boat centre no longer sells gas or diesel (or anything, really) despite notices to the contrary, I'm looking for gas in Selby. The only Calor dealer (Fairfax) is a fair trek from the canal with no transport. DAK if anywhere else sells Calor gas? I've looked on the Calor site (the boatyard is still listed).
  18. I know it's a cliche, but two wrongs, etc. I travel on public transport all the time with my dog, but I wouldn't let her on the seats - she isn't allowed on the chairs at home. It isn't just the seats, though - a labrador moulting can leave a lot of hair, and when I had one I was banned from the Jedburgh - Newcastle bus because Annie the driver was allergic to dog hairs. OK now with the terrier. Incidentally, I've found only one bus company refusing to carry dogs. Ironically, their name is Whippet Coaches. (Cambridgeshire) And dogs are free on buses and trains, with the notable exception of Stagecoach buses. I have several £1 bus tickets for the dog while I travelled free.
  19. Yes, I looked at the map when passing one of the trig points and found it was 2 metres above sea level, but about 5 metres above me!
  20. There's a general store just uphill from Congleton wharf, and several handy shops at Hightown, on the other side from the station.
  21. Think yourselves lucky that you don't have to use the little 3.9Kg bottles. I've been paying the rip-off price of £16 for these for years, but was dischuffed to be asked for £21 for one at Stanley Ferry Marina recently. When I expressed surprise, the chap said prices had shot up recently, and consulted his list to read out a price of over £40 for the 13Kg.
  22. Yes, I think the area is one of the most attractive and interesting in the country, so much so that despite my home mooring being in the North of England, I have spent three summers exploring the Ouse and its tributaries and the MIddle Level. Scholar Gypsy of these forums probably knows more about the system than anyone else here. You will need to have a mooring for the winter, though, as continuous cruising is not comparable to the canal system, there being no general permission to stay in one spot for up to 14 days. Most Environment Agency moorings are 48 hours.
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