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Norty Storty

 

Ok one more. Stanley being norty.

 

 

 

 

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On 19/04/2020 at 16:43, jake_crew said:

Question to Tim Lewis and Tacet .

 

What were the rozzers looking for ?

 

Or were you speeding ?

The 2007 trip was a very political one as we were protesting about the lack of spending on the canals and intended to get as close to Parliament as permitted. so the police were very interested.

 

We were also boarded in 2006 as a random stop authorised under the Prevention Of Terrorism Act, picture of copper on board and the stop and search notice below:

 

 

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2 hours ago, PeterScott said:

On this day in 2003

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Cambridge

That's got a lot going for it as an image. Light, subject, action, focal point,  beauty, (an Oxford Grad. may disagree) balance.

 

 

3 minutes ago, jake_crew said:

I still reckon you were speeding ! 😉

It's the sort of vehicle that is a magnet for a pull. Like a souped up hot hatch, with dark windows and smoke wafting out of the windows. Prob crewed by an iffy looking sort too. ;)

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2 hours ago, Tim Lewis said:

... boarded in 2006 as a random stop authorised under the Prevention Of Terrorism Act, ...

Just a ten-minute search, it says. Did they search the front locker ? Who knows what or whom could be in there?

1 hour ago, mark99 said:

... Like a souped up hot hatch ...

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(No access from inside, and they would have to board there separately or walk the top plank)

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hatch!

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15 minutes ago, PeterScott said:

Just a ten-minute search, it says. Did they search the front locker ? Who knows what or whom could be in there?

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(No access from inside, and they would have to board there separately or walk the top plank)

The policeman took one look in the hold, baulked, then gave us the all clear

 

Tim

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On this day in 2013

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Curdworth Locks, Birmingham&Fazeley.

 

As an aside, I am reminded that the attraction of those sturdy-looking and conveniently-placed posts for single-handing out of the lock ...

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... is an illusion

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Another aside: #23 was this day, too. 

 

 

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On this day in 2007

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Appley Locks L&L. The offside (later) two-locks parallel the single lock on the main line, and are here disused, ... and are now derelict ...

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despite having been restored for a trip in nbMaple in 1985

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1 hour ago, PeterScott said:

 

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Another aside: #23 was this day, too. 

 

 

And then you stole the flowers!

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On this day in 1972

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Thurlwood Steel Lock, T&M. Sadly, the above is the only image I have of using the lock. I'm jealous therefore of the crew of Cedar here who took a proper photo. By our next visit in 1976 it was out of use. And in photographing it, Jim dropped a lenscap, which probably unwisely he went down the ladder to retrieve.

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On 19/04/2020 at 19:12, Hayabusabart said:

Swan at Fradley Junction Trent & Mersey. Early morning mist 2010

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Marquis moored in a precarious spot.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, monkeyhanger said:

Marquis moored in a precarious spot.

 

 

Probably just motored down the locks for the pub and would motor back up when he gets up...quite a common occurrence!!

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5 minutes ago, mark99 said:

Forgotton what this looks like irl.

 

 

 

 

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I bet you have to be careful using the oven when the stove's lit.

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Change of scene, not a canal but something wider.

No obvious mechanical assist, just muscle power -

 

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10 minutes ago, OldGoat said:

Change of scene, not a canal but something wider.

No obvious mechanical assist, just muscle power -

 

 

I went to see that boat being built, some amazing craftmanship. There is a discreet electric motor but I am sure not being used.

 

On the subject of craftmanship, I would commend this  recent documentary on the restoration of Notre Dame (available for 21 days)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000hbdq/rebuilding-notredame-inside-the-great-cathedral-rescue

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2 minutes ago, Scholar Gypsy said:

I went to see that boat being built, some amazing craftmanship. There is a discreet electric motor but I am sure not being used.

 

On the subject of craftmanship, I would commend this  recent documentary on the restoration of Notre Dame (available for 21 days)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000hbdq/rebuilding-notredame-inside-the-great-cathedral-rescue

Gloriana has a discrete set of motors used principally as bow thrusters (!!) - as you can immagine changing direction slightly can be a bit of a challenge when there are several 'motors'.

She has visited 'our' marina several times and is a joy to behold at clse quarters. The Hasrbour Master says, quite sternly- "just look, do not touch" - else you'll stain the gold leaf....

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13 hours ago, zenataomm said:

And then you stole the flowers!

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I am innocent: it were for me window m'lud; more from 2013

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41 minutes ago, Athy said:

I bet you have to be careful using the oven when the stove's lit.

 

Nah, the sterling engine on the stove top blows you away from it.

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