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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.

Monday, 5 July 2010



The two boats cast off about 11am and made light work of the ten locks to Slattocks. Both boats were needing water and our guide showed no sign of a water point until the other side of the Summit, but a sign outside, what was, the lock keepers house at Slattocks Top Lock offered the use of their hose and whilst both boats were side by side in the lock we filled our tanks to the brim.
It was the day for the England versus Germany FIFA match, Pete and Marie thought that the Hopwood Arms pub, would be the ideal place to watch it, as we moored up by he road just before the pub. Jacquie and I relaxed in the sunshine, but before the end of the match the dejected pair wandered back to Jammin and started to pack up their kit as sadly they have to work and the boat would be abandoned until the next weekend. Jacquie, I and Duggie hugged our travelling companions and said our goodbyes as a chum arrived to collect them, hopefully we will meet again somewhere on the cut.

With the sad defeat of England we decided it would be a good idea to move just a little further away from the pub in case angry fans decided to take it out on SKYY and found the perfect mooring below a lock about half mile on.

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