Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Sign in to follow this  
andywatson

Richard Parry's trip on Coalboat Roach

Featured Posts

A positive report from John Jackson, I felt, and as you suggest I doubt the kind of person who is going to put any "spin" when posting such a blog entry, so this seems encouraging.

Can we possibly have imagined Robin Evans steering a loaded working boat for a day? :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We've met Richard Parry on several occasions and we agree with John he is very approachable and does listen without interrupting you when you speak. And what's really nice is the next time he meets you he remembers your name! To us that speaks volumes about the man as he must meet so many people in his line of work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We also had the pleasure of Richards company for a day going North emptyish on the Southern Oxford with the Narrowboat Trust pair, He had a go at everything ( and did well ) and while waiting at locks if he was not busy with us he took every chance to chat with other boaters.

I saw him a few months later - was instantly recognised and addressed by my correct christian name.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's old news. Has been on fb before here.

What exactly is 'old news'? that blog is dated 2nd January this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We've met Richard Parry on several occasions and we agree with John he is very approachable and does listen without interrupting you when you speak. And what's really nice is the next time he meets you he remembers your name! To us that speaks volumes about the man as he must meet so many people in his line of work.

We also had the pleasure of Richards company for a day going North emptyish on the Southern Oxford with the Narrowboat Trust pair, He had a go at everything ( and did well ) and while waiting at locks if he was not busy with us he took every chance to chat with other boaters.

I saw him a few months later - was instantly recognised and addressed by my correct christian name.

Sounds like one of the 'good guys'. I think somebody who can connect with people at the same level will do well..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's old news. Has been on fb before here.

 

Interesting blog link and not old news to me.

Not all the planet does facebook.

  • Greenie 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for posting this, an interesting read.

Ditto.

 

I use facebook, but had also not seen it, and am glad to have done.

 

Wonder if Richard would be interested in a day on a steam narrowboat...

 

 

 

Daniel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ditto.I use facebook, but had also not seen it, and am glad to have done.Wonder if Richard would be interested in a day on a steam narrowboat...Daniel

I should think the answer is almost certainly yes, but only one way to find out!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm on Facebook and hadn't come across it which is why I put it on here.

It's hardly ancient news, or a fast developing story.

Additionally the whole blog is of interest.

 

I have never met Mr Parry so I tend to form my opinions on him based on first hand observations of those I trust or respect. So far this has been positive.

Edited by andywatson
  • Greenie 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have never met Mr Parry so I tend to form my opinions on him based on first hand observations of those I trust or respect. So far this has been positive.

 

Dear Mr Watson,

 

We have carefully considered your application for a post writing for Narrow Boat World.

 

I am sorry to tell you you do not meet our required criteria.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Victor.

  • Greenie 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Dear Mr Watson,

 

We have carefully considered your application for a post writing for Narrow Boat World.

 

I am sorry to tell you you do not meet our required criteria.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Victor.

not often I award greenies.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see in the latest Canal and River Trust 'Boaters Update' there is a link to John Jackson's site about Mr Parry's trip.

John Jackson has made an interesting site not just for his coal sales.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.