Narrowboat for sale – Oh no its me!!!!!

Well what  a sad posting after over 6 months without blogging. But its true – daddy doesn’t seem to love me any more and he has just put me on Apollo Ducks narrowboat for sale section, filed under cruiser stern and Harborough. (Actually not true – I still do love Zulu but its become a…

Catching up and spending too much

There’s not much happening on the Zulu front at present hence the silence.  Since Cavalcade at Little Venice I took Zulu back to her moorings in Uxbridge after work one night, travelling into the moonlight and arriving for a food stop at West Drayton at midnight, starving and freezing cold.  I pulled in to the seldom used…

I name this boat Zulu Warrior!

Zulu is not one of the smartest looking boats on the cut, and like many older boats its a long time since a name of any sort was painted on the side. However when I bought Zulu, the previous owner presented me with ready made sticky backed names for the cabin sides.  I had more…

Uxbridge to Little Venice

Monday and Tuesday 26/27th April 2010 Whilst the regulars have all desserted Little Venice, Zulu has deliberately made the journey into town, to be around and about during the IWA Cavalcade 2010. We set off from Uxbridge after treating the dogs to a bus – train – bus journey from Burghfield, near Reading to Uxbridge. …

Winkwell to Uxbridge – we finally made it!

Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th April Zulu is home! On 18th December, the day the Trent and Mersey reopened at Middlewich, we set off from Middlewich on a three week trip to our new moorings at Uxbridge.  Almost 4 months later we have finally arrived thanks to ice and stoppages along the way but it has been…

Marsworth to Winkwell

Easter Monday 5th April 2010 Marsworth locks are one of my favourite flights in a beautiful setting alongside the reservoirs.  They are quite easy locks too, not too deep and in very good working order, so we made light work of them, meeting the first boats of the day at the top lock where a…

Thames flowing too fast for Pooh Sticks

Easter Saturday 3rd April 2010 The World Pooh Sticks Championships have been cancelled for safety reasons.  Traditionally held on Easter Sunday at Days Lock on the Thames for the last 27 years, sadly this year’s event will not take place, according to the Oxford Mail. Am I bored tonight?  Yes I guess I am –…

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….