The African Queen and the Hotel Inspector

One evening in May when we were moored on the Thames at Pangbourne Meadow I noticed the hotel boat African Queen passing by and took this photograph.  I was intrigued that a film crew was on-board and delighted to find that we had possibly formed a backdrop for the filming of Channel 5’s The Hotel…

Beeston Iron Lock

Something of a phenomenon is Beeston Iron Lock.  I wonder why it causes so much grief. Beeston iron lock is rather unusual as the ground is too unstable to support a conventional lock, so it is made from iron sheets, rather like a boat, with the appearance of rusty tudor panelling.  Several times a year boats sink…