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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, 3 May 2011



Our batteries are once again giving us a problem, after just two days of not cruising, although running the engine for at least four hours a day over the last two days, the volt meter said only ten volts this morning. Accordingly we decided to book ourselves into the nearby Reedley Marina, just three miles away. We stopped off at Morrison on the way, who very obligingly have got a secure mooring for two boats right alongside the store; this was one of the most convenient big shop we have done, we even didn’t have to take the trolley back to the store entrance as a parking space had been provided by the canal.

It was quite windy as we entered the marina but another moorer found us a slot and helped us reversed SKYY onto a pontoon. We were soon plugged in to the shoreline, filled with water and the washing machine started. The next job was to get the satellite dish aimed at Astra 2 to ensure we had a good signal for ‘The Wedding’.

The Marina is well situated and everybody was very friendly, after watching the wedding on TV we joined a small party, but the wind was so cold that we didn’t stay too long. I have to admit I am a bit of a softy and really enjoyed the TV coverage especially appreciative of the rear view of the Maid of Honour.

We caught the bus into Burnley on Saturday, unfortunately the museum of The Weavers Triangle was only open from two to four o’clock and we didn’t feel the need to stay any longer in the town. The actual triangle is in a state of decay and is currently being regenerated and the town centre is nothing to write home about, so we were soon at the bus station and caught the number 29 bus back to the marina

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