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Amber34

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  1. We currently have a built in oven on our boat, which is very rarely used and looking destined for removal to free up a bit of space. We're looking to install a multifuel stove and I am considering something similar to this https://www.modernstoves.co.uk/cooking-stoves/triumph-multi-fuel-cooker-stove.html Does anyone have experience of cooking with these? I'm thinking it would only be used for the occasional casserole or similar, but concerned about temperature control on a stove.
  2. Thank you jamboat. Little dog is apparently now on another boat, heading up to find the owners. Think this is a 'job done' case. Thanks again
  3. We're right by Drinkwater swing bridge (231) on south Oxford. Small dog found on towpath and eventually caught. Has a name tag, with boat and dog name Coco. He/she is being cared for on boat about 5 back from the swing bridge, boat name Doolally. Please pass this on if you know the owner, thank you
  4. We spent a week in and around Bristol in august last year, after coming down from Sharpness. Himself wandered up to the harbourmasters office when we first arrived but found it unoccupied or closed (can't quite recall details). After a couple of days we went out to the old lock and weir, picked up our visitor then returned to Bristol. We saw we should pay at the lock (Hanham?), but this was unmanned every time we passed through it. Both visits there we moored opposite the SS GB and weren't bothered by anyone.
  5. Lots of bike (and other) thefts reported on a regualr basis on the K&A Facebook group, also a guy getting beaten up by a group of teens on 14th November
  6. There are visitor moorings at the Old Lock and Weir. Seem to recall they were 48 hours which should revert to 14 days, but we doubled up with a couple of boats that had been there for a month (!) Really convenient car parking as well. We spent a good few days in Bristol on visitor moorings opposite the SS GB and several happy afternoons in the Orchard pub on Spike Island We're looking to escape the K&A in March as well. We're moving very slowly and making the most of the lifted restrictions on the visitor moorings. Had a nice couple of weeks at Great Bedwyn and currently at Hungerford. Hearing quite a lot of unpleasant goings on at Bradford on Avon, although hopefully the bad weather will keep the little darlings indoors for a bit.
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  8. An update to this: UPDATE.... I have had lots of people asking why I am looking for Michael and his boat BODO. There is nothing weird or sinister here just genuine concern. He left our local area on Sunday 27th August as he is not coping with our mums terminal illness (probably weeks if not days now before we will sadly lose her). As a family we are concerned about his wellbeing but equally don't want to attract alot of attention to him as it is his choice to distance himself from the situation, hence the reason I have chosen not to add a picture. I reported him missing to the police on Tuesday 29th August and we had a confirmed siting at Winkwell Marina on GU Sunday lunch time. (3rd September). He is heading north so probably way past MK by now. We would just like up-to-date sitings so we can hopefully visit him to check he is okay. We understand why he has felt the need to do this but no contact for 11 days now is causing some distress to the family. Thank you all for your help and concern x
  9. This plea is being shared on Facebook. The best course of action would be to report any sightings to the police, rather than to his sister, just in case he's not wanting contact. Hi all with admin's permission I am posting for help. My brother Michael and his boat BODO have been missing since Tuesday 27th August with no contact at all. He has a residential mooring at Roydon Marina but hasn't been there for a good few weeks. He was moored up near stanstead abbotts on the weekend of 25th/26th august and was last sited via C& R T at Springfield Marina near Hackney Marshes on Tuesday 29th August. He is reported missing with the police and we are getting increasingly concerned about him now. Please could I ask you all to look out for his boat - traditional narrow boat, small 2 berth colour green - named BODO. Any sitings please let me know. Kindest regards Amanda
  10. I did a search but can't see this has been posted already. Someone far cleverer than me has created a google map of all canals and locks. It can be opened on phone or desktop. He is still adding other useful information to it, such as sanitary stations, and is asking those who use it to submit information for him to add. Apparently you can add a shortcut on your home screen, but I've yet to master that skill Link below for anyone interested http://opencanalmap.uk/
  11. We picked up our ex-hire boat in February and have been using it as a holiday boat rather than live aboard since then. All very well maintained although rather vanilla internally, but it was ready to go with no issues that needed immediate attention, and we've been too busy enjoying the canals to worry about decor. For us, it was the layout that sold it - we need accommodation for the kids, so already having 2 cabins with single/double bed options was perfect. Also has 2 loos (pump out, of course) but no solid fuel stove. There are little things we would like to change, but as we only want a holiday boat for now, it totally fits the bill.
  12. Interesting post on facebook. I've hidden the name of the poster, but still unsure whether this is allowed. I'm sure I'll be edited if it's not
  13. We passed there a few weeks back and sadly pulled a couple of their lambs out of the canal It didn't look like it was due to open any time soon, but maybe they've got a wiggle on
  14. Just reached the Partings and duly called the Gloucester lockie, only to be told the canal is closed due to a tree blocking the navigation. Very limited interwebz, so not been able to check with crt website.
  15. I just read it through again and that bit made me smile too. But this isn't about the canal, just a new high speed commuter route.
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