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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.

Thursday, 29 May 2008



Lynne was up and out at 5am with Stanley to make sure that there were no little ‘accidents’ on board and after a much later breakfast we headed off. We stopped for a towpath lunchtime picnic at Shackerstone. We looked for the entrance to the railway museum, but couldn’t find it, academic as it would have been closed.

Determined to reach the end of the canal, we pushed on to Snarestone via the tunnel which rather disturbingly gets lower and lower as you proceed to the Northern Portal, but we emerged safely. The end was, just the end, no razzmatazz, but a shed to buy momentos, from which I did buy a smart black and brass plaque. After turning we retraced our bow wave to Shackerstone to stay the night. The canal is very shallow and the banks cannot be reached before running aground, which we did on a couple of occasions whilst putting little Stanley ashore for exercise etc.

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