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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.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018


It has been six years since we had our last voyage on SKYY and just about in the middle of our five year cruise of Britain's inland waterways, our adventure was brought to a sudden halt in Selby,Yorkshire at the end of July 2010 by my heart attack.

I was looked after extremely well in York Hospital and after By Pass surgery in Hull I returned to SKYY to recuperate. in the meantime Jacquie and SKYY were also looked after by the Selby lock keepers and in the eight months, in total that we spent in Selby, whilst I recovered, we made several close friends.

Here we were back in Yorkshire, August 2018, near Knaresborough, celebrating 59 years of friendship with four of Jacquie's school chums, with husbands there were ten of of us, all either nearly seventy or in our seventies going on seven. We were staying in one of those adult only hotels, enjoying activities, such as rifle shooting, green bowling, ping pong, snooker and archery, Jacquie got a balls eye in that one.

When all the fun had finished and we said our goodbyes. We headed back to Selby to meet up with some of those friends. As chance would have it whilst walking down Selby's main shopping street we bumped into another friend, Peter who bought us up to date with goings on at the Selby Boat Yard where we had been moored up for most of our eight months stay.

We completed our really enjoyable, but  short visit to Selby with a chat with one of the lock keepers who remembered our time there and a walk along the towpath

Just in case you get to read this Peter, my blog for my current project is as follows :- http://stellastag.blogspot.com/ 

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