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70 now and our five wonderful years aboard our narrowboat Skyy seem along time ago. Jacquie, allowed me to build my replica three wheeler kit car, which was a great success. Now it's time to start on a bigger project and that is to make a good Triumph Stag even better, here goes.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008



We were having a late breakfast, as again it was raining hard. Still moored opposite the Crown Inn, and there was Waterway Routes cruising back down towards us, so Paul came alongside and we had a lovely chat with him and family. They have a permanent mooring in the Birmingham area, so naturally knows where the no go areas are and said not to hesitate to email him if we needed some advice. We checked his website and found that he had posted several pictures of Skyy on his blog. Paul did note that my most recent blog had been posted at 4am, I don’t know how that could of have happened, I can assure all interested parties, that both I and Jacquie were well tucked in at that time. Thanks for your interest Paul.

We moved into the Hop House area, to await the arrival of Phil, Lynne and Stanley the puppie and on route, Jacquie got too loads through the washing machine, the sun was now shining and both loads were dry by 7pm., courtesy of the whirligig dryer, set up on the stern deck. We filled with water, turned at the winding hole and moored up a few boat lengths up from the tap so that we can fill up again on Wednesday morning. What planning!!!!


Martin said...

Hello Guys, and thanks for the blog :)
Technical point: the 'Newer Post' link at the foot of each post does not work (All the other links do)

Andrew Denny said...

The reason why your comments are 'timestamped' around 4 in the morning is probably because you have your home area set to the Google default of California.

That's my reaction, anyway.

swampy said...

nice to meet you in the flesh yesterday, as I walked past you on the Birmingham to Fazley canal in what my farther used to call "deepest darkest Aston" , did you manage to catch any fih or were you just "worm drowning ?".
Im afarid that section of canall is not the most beautifull on the network, and seems to be the favorite place for the local drunks to hang around drinking "white lighting cider" !, and there was also big groups of students "goths" etc hanging around drinking & smoking those funny cigarettes.
As I said to you I am a boater in waiting,about 12months more saving then hopefully i can put the deposit down on a boat/home for my self.
Best wishes to you both.