Taking the Pee on the Regents Canal

On Saturday I was moving a boat through London.  What a shame I didn’t have the camera easily to hand. The shadowy figures (there were 5 or 6 altogether) escaping in my picture were running away because they though it amusing to pee over the boat as we went under Lisson Grove just at the far end of…

Weedon to Milton Keynes

Sunday 29th March 2010 What a busy two weeks since I left Zulu at Weedon.  I did return to the boat once, to do some maintenance as I remember being amazed that after 3 days the fire was still smouldering away, but being away last weekend and working yesterday, this was the first chance to make…

British Waterways Complaints – Freedom of Information Reply

A couple of weeks ago I was really annoyed with British Waterways as I felt that having raised complaints about various aspects of the information they were providing to boaters during my extended winter journey, they were failing to do anything but send a standard acknowledgement while the subject of my complaint had not been rectified….

Midland Chandlers 20% off on Friday 26th

Just incase you haven’t noticed, Friday 26th March is a Freaky Friday at Midland Chandlers. I believe this gives you 20% off most items in stock (but as they say, Terms and Conditions Apply). Now where’s my list….

A day in the snow

Friday 19th – Monday 22nd March 2010 A quick holiday report but not canal related – sorry. The only link I can think of is snow, as for the last 4 days I have been in and around the Austrian and German Alps, while the UK is recovering from the most snowy winter in memory….

I’m in Towpath Talk!

Towpath Talk, the monthly free canal newspaper, has kindly given me a mention in the March Edition, issue 54. Helen Gazeley writes “Wet Web” which this month focuses on canal bloggers, and several quotatins from yours truly and even a photo of a very cold snowy looking Zulu can be found on page 52 and…

Braunston to Weedon

Sunday 14th March 2010 Hi from Weedon.  Buckby locks were definitely open and the trip from Braunston was very nice – a bit breezy at times but the weather has been very spring like today so no complaints there. The Braunston tunnel cutting repairs are very extensive, with a new concrete wall where the landslip…

Braunston – Chinese at the Wheatsheaf

Now let me share a much happier experience. I have just had a most fantastic chinese takeaway from the Grace Chinese takeaway (and eat in) which is run independently of, but within, the Wheatsheaf pub.  I had a good pint while waiting too. There’s no sign outside, and orders are placed at a sort of…

Stoke Bruerne – Google Streetview style

Thursday 11th March 2010 Braunston Tunnel should be opening today and Zulu was supposed to be on the move tomorrow but I just heard that yet another stoppage has been extended, this time Buckby Locks, which will not now be open until mid-day on Monday, so although we can get through Braunston Tunnel as of today (can anyone confirm…

Links

Today I have at long last updated my rather poor list of other canal blogs, from 3 to 165 give or take a few. So if I have in any way missed your own site, or made any sort of error with your own link, don’t hesitate to get in touch and I will fix…