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Fenders, like traffic cones, must he good to have shares in. There are always plenty on view at the port in Auxerre.

 

The design of every one of these boats has been thought about carefully, with the aim of being stylish, or racy, or, possibly, sexy. Yet they then spend their lives decked out like sausage stalls, even the barges amongst them. Very odd

 

 

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9 minutes ago, John Liley said:

Fenders, like traffic cones, must he good to have shares in. There are always plenty on view at the port in Auxerre.

 

The design of every one of these boats has been thought about carefully, with the aim of being stylish, or racy, or, possibly, sexy. Yet they then spend their lives decked out like sausage stalls, even the barges amongst them. Very odd

 

 

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Reminds me of a French drinking song which I have on a record somewhere:

Allez, viens boire un petit coup a la maison,

Y'a du blanc, y'a du rouge, du saucisson....

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On 07/07/2020 at 19:19, PeterScott said:

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On this day in 2001

King's Norton Stop Lock, Northern Stratford

 

Also on this day in 2001

 

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King's Norton Stop Lock,

Northern Stratford

 

Compare

22Dec1996/22Dec2003

7Jul2001 as above

6May2003

30Oct2006

27Dec2007

1Jul2018

 

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King's Norton Junction W+B

Compare

15Aug1995

 

30Oct2006

27Dec2007

29May2009

 

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On this day in 2013.

 

Giving way to Humber Princess at Sprotbrough lock. For some reason the lock keeper didnt alert us to her approach so we had beat a hasty retreat as we emerged from the lock.

 

 

 

 

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On this day in 1973

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having walked across the tunnel, mainly for fun.

 

 

In those far-off days, we classified the towingpaths with the categories of the Silver Sword scheme's three waterway types: Standard, Enterprise, and Adventure. This bit probably qualified as Adventure even though we haven't needed to take to the fields ...

 

 

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On this day in 2016

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spacer.pngHatton flight from t'pub garden.

 

Compare with the traditional view from the bottom of The Thick, also this day 2016

and

15Apr1973

29Oct2006

21May2020

5May2021

 

And public art in a sidepond, non-operational paddle

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