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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.

Saturday, 22 January 2011



As regular follows know I only generally blog about what we do when out cruising, but today was such a gorgeous one it seemed a shame not to share. We decided to drive to Scarborough, it took about an hour and at this time of year you can park free for three hours right on the sea front.

We drove into South Bay under a high pedestrian bridge and parked up and walked back under and over this bridge towards the Spa and concert hall before descending and letting Duggie join all the other dogs on the beach. Yep, between October and March dogs are allowed, providing you clean up after them.

The harbour is still a working one and a boat was unloading its catch as we walked around and up to the lighthouse. In the inner harbour boats of all descriptions lay tranquilly against their moorings and with the ancient castle as a backdrop the resulting photograph would be perfect for a jigsaw.

Coffee and cake in a harbour side café completes our three hour stay and we drove back heading into a splendid sunset, promising ourselves that we would return again.

Other SKYY news is that we did indeed spend Christmas on SKYY with a couple of local friend joining us. However the New Year was spent in the South of England, spreading ourselves out amongst as many chums as we could fit in over a fortnight, only returning to SKYY on the 13th of January.

Before Christmas we eventually bought a porta potti, but from the local Argus store as the couriers for the Ebay one couldn’t promise when they would be able to deliver, Our money was immediately refunded by the supplier. Fortunately the warmer weather at the beginning of this week did enable us to get a pumpout. Although the canal did refreeze Wednesday night the forecast until the end of January does not indicate another ice ages, so fingers crossed that February will be kind to us all.

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