Wednesday, 16 April 2014


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We arranged to meet up with our friends Del and Al in Rugby for a natter over lunch. We have passed the church of St Marie many times on the bus and admired the four angels high up on each of the corner turrets. As we were quite early we got off by the church and went for a wander around it. There are many lovely carvings, but I thought the angels were unusual with their wings pointing downwards. Unfortunately we couldn’t go into the church to see the stained glass as people were in their meditating. maybe next time, eh.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


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I liked the way the ducks sleep on the canal, these two drifted past our porthole carried by the breeze.

Monday, 14 April 2014


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Painted canal items on boats, on a sign and at Anchor Cottage Canal Craft.

We walked the three and a half miles down the canal towpath to Bedazzled  beside B21, stopping en-route at Whilton Marina for a drink. Their led lighting is cheaper to buy here than it is in any of the chandlery shops. So, now we have mainly led lighting aboard which will be a great saving on generated electricity. While we were in the Bedazzled shop another customer came in and when i mentioned that we had to walk back to Oakfield he said he would give us a lift in his car. Phew, that was lucky! So many thanks to the skipper of nb Atlast for his kindness. Boaters are indeed a friendly bunch aren’t they?

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Steam Tunnel Tug Hasty.

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I heard a little whistle as Hasty approached the junction heading towards Buckby Locks, so I walked down to see Keith and Andy.

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It is always a pleasure to see my favourite boat gliding down the canal so silently. Farewell until the next time, enjoy your summer cruise aboard Hasty. Keith has a blog about the building of Hasty and it’s launch in 2011 here  if you are interested. There is also a write-up about it on

Saturday, 12 April 2014


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A horse dozing and a hungry horse.

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A very sleepy horse, going, going, gone and I was always told that they slept standing up!