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cheshire~rose

The Epic Duck Noodle Adventure Begins.....

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23 minutes ago, cheshire~rose said:

 

Anything? ?

..... like what he she did with that rusted can of beans last week.... Yea!

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But where the duck are the noodles now?

 

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7 hours ago, BEngo said:

But where the duck are the noodles now?

 

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I simply don't know!

 

I have set them free on their travels - this might be a mistake, only time will tell!

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News Flash!

 

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We have had a communication from the next noodle carrier:

 

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The noodles have been carried from Clayworth to West Stockwith on board NB Dingo

 

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It has been a while I know but I resisted the temptation to take the noodles to Venice with us and take a photo of them on every vaporetto and gondola we went on as I felt that was not in the spirit of day.

 

However we have another photo of Rob Pearson on board NB Hekla with the noodles:

 

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He is just about to head out onto the tide at this point.

 

The journey will be continued on Thursday and the relay should start to pick up a bit of speed in the next couple of weeks so watch this space

 

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1 hour ago, cheshire~rose said:

The journey will be continued on Thursday and the relay should start to pick up a bit of speed in the next couple of weeks so watch this space

Couple of weeks??!  I'm expecting delivery in ten days in Birmingham! 

 

Harecastle tomorrow ... we are on our way to the collection point.

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The noodles have been travelling.....

 

Barry carried them out of West Stockwith Lock onto the tideway on his boat "Lady June" 

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But he had a hungry look in his eye and as he was heading for Lincoln we thought we better catch up with him:

 

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We called ahead to Torksey Lock where CRT volunteer Martin was on hand to apprehend the noodles for us:

 

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That was yesterday .....

 

and the sun set on a day in the life of a pot noodle

 

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Today was a 7am start to catch the flood tide so it was our turn to carry the noodle on Carrie~Lou

 

Under Dunham Bridge

 

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Past New Besthorpe Jetty

 

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Then safely off the tideway at Cromwell:

 

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At Nether Lock this gentleman agreed to carry the noodle on Joamela 

 

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I intended getting the lovely couples names when we met them in Newark but....... the noodle moved on ....

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While we were waiting in Nether Lock wondering how we would get the noodle transferred safely to the other boat we thought about asking this little thing

 

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but it had it's beak full so we employed a specialist Noodle Transfer tool 

 

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We had agreed to meet the crew on Joamela when we were all moored in Newark and to pick the noodles up from them again. They pulled over on the wall downstream from the Castle Barge, just before NB Hekla but we carried on to opposite the Abbey. 

 

As we came in to the side a familiar pair of faces walked towards us - Rob and Lesley from NB Hekla were walking their dogs and took a line to help us tie up. They had perused the moorings and decided to shuffle up and come to moor in front of us - as they were going back to their boat I asked if they could collect the noodle from Joamela and bring it to save my legs. This satisfied me because although we had a photo of Rob with the noodle at West Stockwith I was not 100% sure how far the noodle had actually moved on their boat but now I know it has at least been carried under Newark's Trent Bridge

 

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Now I just need to catch it  a lift with a passing boat - whether that will be today or tomorrow only time will tell 

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1 hour ago, cheshire~rose said:

 

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Are those the pot's big brothers in the background? ?

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1 hour ago, cuthound said:

 

Are those the pot's big brothers in the background? ?

Great pic!

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3 hours ago, Dr Bob said:

Great pic!

We are treated to some stunning sunsets by the Fossditch. 

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On 17/05/2019 at 14:47, cheshire~rose said:

Today was a 7am start to catch the flood tide so it was our turn to carry the noodle on Carrie~Lou

 

Under Dunham Bridge

 

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I must have passed you going in the opposite direction as we went through Cromwell at about 8:30am on Friday. We spent Friday night at Torksey and Saturday night at West Stockwith and now on the pontoon at Dunham Bridge.

We have seen only three boats moving today. A narrowboat leaving Torksey and later two cruisers passed us at Dunham.

 

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14 minutes ago, MartynG said:

I must have passed you going in the opposite direction as we went through Cromwell at about 8:30am on Friday. We spent Friday night at Torksey and Saturday night at West Stockwith and now on the pontoon at Dunham Bridge.

We have seen only three boats moving today. A narrowboat leaving Torksey and later two cruisers passed us at Dunham.

 

It's a nice walk to the pub at Laneham from Dunham. Excellent food in there.

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26 minutes ago, Naughty Cal said:

It's a nice walk to the pub at Laneham 

After an 8am departure this morning and a remarkable  5 knots of tide out of West Stockwith we were passing Torksey at 9.30 am and here at Dunham for 10am. There had been an Aegir at West Stockwith at 7am but it was unexpected so we did not think to look out for it.

 

 

 

Sorry to intrude on the noodle  thread.

 

 

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42 minutes ago, MartynG said:

After an 8am departure this morning and a remarkable  5 knots of tide out of West Stockwith we were passing Torksey at 9.30 am and here at Dunham for 10am. There had been an Aegir at West Stockwith at 7am but it was unexpected so we did not think to look out for it.

 

 

 

Sorry to intrude on the noodle  thread.

 

 

 

Hi Martyn. no need to apologise, we don't recall passing a narrowboat on the tideway but "White Angel" is ringing a bell with me. 

 

While you were at West Stockwith why didn't you explore The Chesterfield? 

 

We are through Shardlow now and making good progress with the noodle too!

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After a fairly hopeless day yesterday when we only shared locks with cruisers who didn't want to get anywhere close to a steel boat we finally made it back onto the canals and have had a bit more success today.

 

At Beeston Lock we met with a lovely couple and their dog on Livi Mae. It was their first ever lock! They took the noodle on to Cranfleet lock for us. They were turning and heading back there.

 

My finger gets a bit part in the image - I can't crop it out without losing the dog! 

 

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Photo taken below Cranfleet lock. 

 

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Then, into the lock with a lovely family on House Martin. They were thrilled to be asked to be part of the challenge and carried the noodle to the junction where they were mooring for beer at Trent Lock 

 

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And the noodle is retrieved:

 

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Then we shared Sawley lock with "Daydream" - the day boat and the helm was happy enough to carry the noodle the short distance back to the marina for us 

 

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I am now regularly getting asked by boaters how many have carried it so far so I need to have a bit of a tally up

 

  1. Python started the ball rolling
  2. Dingo
  3. Lady June
  4. Carrie~Lou  Noodle
  5. Joamela
  6. Hekla
  7. Livi Mae
  8. House Martin
  9. Daydream

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Thinking for a moment about the other competition - the one to guess how many boats the noodle will travel on the numbers guessed are here: 

 

3 The Biscuits

7 Rusty 69

9 Bilge Pump 

11 Naughty Cal

12½ Dr Bob (or 102)

13 Athy 

16 Keeping Up

17 Lady G

42 Yellowback

948 Kiwidad

 

The Biscuits and Rusty 69 are both out! Bilge pump's guess is still intact if we do not get any more boats to help and we still have to travel from Shardlow to Birmingham

 

Does anyone else want a guess or to revise their initial guess? 

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16 minutes ago, cheshire~rose said:

Thinking for a moment about the other competition - the one to guess how many boats the noodle will travel on the numbers guessed are here: 

 

3 The Biscuits

7 Rusty 69

9 Bilge Pump 

11 Naughty Cal

12½ Dr Bob (or 102)

13 Athy 

16 Keeping Up

17 Lady G

42 Yellowback

948 Kiwidad

 

The Biscuits and Rusty 69 are both out! Bilge pump's guess is still intact if we do not get any more boats to help and we still have to travel from Shardlow to Birmingham

 

Does anyone else want a guess or to revise their initial guess? 

I'll say 21

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53 minutes ago, cheshire~rose said:

 

Hi Martyn. no need to apologise, we don't recall passing a narrowboat on the tideway but "White Angel" is ringing a bell with me. 

White Angel is a flybridge motorboat. Quite a bit too tall to fit under the bridge off West Stockwith basin onto the canal.  

We visit West Stockwith basin often twice a year.  

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12 hours ago, MartynG said:

White Angel is a flybridge motorboat. Quite a bit too tall to fit under the bridge off West Stockwith basin onto the canal.  

We visit West Stockwith basin often twice a year.  

We are still tempted to give it a bash. We know we can get under the bridge. We need a set of trashed props to try it with though because they will certainly be damaged before long on the canal!

13 hours ago, cheshire~rose said:

Thinking for a moment about the other competition - the one to guess how many boats the noodle will travel on the numbers guessed are here: 

 

3 The Biscuits

7 Rusty 69

9 Bilge Pump 

11 Naughty Cal

12½ Dr Bob (or 102)

13 Athy 

16 Keeping Up

17 Lady G

42 Yellowback

948 Kiwidad

 

The Biscuits and Rusty 69 are both out! Bilge pump's guess is still intact if we do not get any more boats to help and we still have to travel from Shardlow to Birmingham

 

Does anyone else want a guess or to revise their initial guess? 

Wouldn't be fair to revise the guess but it won't be long before I'm out!

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45 minutes ago, Naughty Cal said:

We are still tempted to give it a bash. We know we can get under the bridge. We need a set of trashed props to try it with though because they will certainly be damaged before long on the canal!

Wouldn't be fair to revise the guess but it won't be long before I'm out!

You’d probably wreck them on the shoal that’s mid channel before the first lock, it’s been building up from the by-wash for years. Would NC fit through the regular arched bridges?

We convinced some friends from Sheffield to have a run up to the first winding hole at Walkeringham in their fat narrowboat, that was over 10 years ago and I don’t think anything wide has done it since. It’s hard to believe now that it was built wide to Retford.

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