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  1. I really wondered where this was going until I got to the word Desmo.
  2. As I added above, it’s on the lock landing now but it wasn’t at the time of the incident.
  3. It’s not on a lock landing, it’s just off the landing — and it wasn’t tied like that at the time of the incident. There are still forensic searches going on; I don’t know about divers, but it’s a possibility I suppose. edited to add, it wasn’t on the lock landing when we came past a few minutes after the incident, but it is now.
  4. Latest info is that a man was arrested the early hours on suspicion of murder. The woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
  5. No, I meant the boat travelling in front of us called the police. The Eastern European boat had a man on board, the one behind appeared to be empty.
  6. We came past about ten minutes after it happened yesterday, but didn’t see anything ourselves. The boat in front had called the police. The rumour was that it was a licence checker on a bike. The canal is still closed at the moment.
  7. We passed a wide beam named ‘March’ yesterday. I wondered if it’s owners had been inspired by this thread.
  8. It's not a new logo, though, is it? The big information signs at places like Foxton have the logo and the sweeping different blue colours -- and they've just used a bit of the shape rather than the logo on its own. Such as on the vans as above, or this downloadable map:
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  10. It’s a regional slot, and HD can’t (yet) show different programmes in regions. Regions will only get the episode that relates to their region, which is why the NW got Ep4 and the SW didn’t get one at all. But then it’s a BBC4 production, so any slot on BBC1 will be seen as a bonus (and BBC4 will be hoping it inspires people to look out the rest).
  11. The trip to Froghall is much longer, and the moorings before the Black Lion really feel remote. The narrow bit past the railway station is well worth doing. You are unlikely to get through the tunnel, so don't miss the winding hole before it. The moorings there are nothing special at all. If the steam train is running, it's a nice trip. The Leek Arm is from memory only an hour or so each way, so while you're there you might as well go and have a look down there too. There's a nice mooring in the pool before the tunnel. The tunnel is also worth a trip through, and you can moor at the end and walk into Leek. In Chester, there are moorings close to the city above the staircase locks, or you can go down and there are moorings below which are less built up.
  12. The Caldon is a favourite of mine, so I'd tend to gravitate towards that. Chester is also a good place to visit (in fact you can go right along to the Museum at Ellesmere Port if you have time). A lot depends on where you're starting. I'd prefer to do the extra bit towards the end of the trip, so you know you've definitely got enough time. Having said that, some hirers manage to get round the four counties in a week...
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  14. These plans would certainly make redundant my favourite quote about the end of the Slough Arm, which is that when you get there, there’s no there there.
  15. Also, they're apparently moored on the lock landing -- but clearly not going anywhere.
  16. When you have completed the survey you are directed to the CRT boating web page — where the photo is of Stoke Bruerne, but back to front. Looking towards the top lock, the museum, the cottages, and the Spice of Bruerne are actually on the left not the right.
  17. We’ve just been on the Thames until a few days ago. We bought a week’s licence at Eynsham Lock having come off the Oxford; the lock keeper there was quite happy to sell us one (the website no longer says anything about doing it by phone). When our week ran out, we tried to buy another day (which of course is actually two days), but failed to find any lock keeper who wanted to take our money. One just shrugged, one directed us to the website, one said they weren’t doing them at the moment... So it seems that right now, it’s almost impossible to give the EA money even if you want to.
  18. Give Lockgate themselves a ring — you often have to leave a message, but they do call back.
  19. I’ve been meaning to ask this for months, but as we’re moored at Nether Heyford tonight I was reminded. The boats (I can’t remember their names) that had their own mooring here, by the house, that were looking more and more neglected are no longer here. Anyone who what’s happened to them? I’m sure Alan mentioned a few hundred pages back that the owner had always declined to sell them.
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