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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.

Friday, 5 June 2009



More friends arrived, Janice & Kevin, bearing gifts of food & booze and now SKYY was definitely sitting lower in the water. Janice & Kevin had no idea what life afloat was liked and today would be a perfect introduction for them.

We started off going back down the River Kennet, going down traditional, DIY, canal type locks, before getting the green light to pass through Reading Town centre, now thronged with curious shoppers. Soon we entered the wide Thames and the big locks, all operated by friendly lock keepers.

The sun shone, the wine flowed and it was obvious that the girls were really enjoying themselves. As the day was so perfect we cruised on to Henley, stopping just a little short of the town. The girls managed to pull themselves together and we weaved our way to the Angel pub for an al fresco dinner.

Janice & Kevin ordered a taxi to take them straight back home, abandoning their car until Sunday morning, Janice is now another convert to life afloat and is in the process of booking a boating holiday, of course this may be on the latest super dooper cruise liner.

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