Monday 22nd August to Sunday 28th August 2011
|"not quite my best side"|
|"try that again - I forgot to smile"|
Seemed strange to me, because standing at the back of my boat I could clearly hear the noise from a major road nearby and the trains from the line – both of which were more audible than the engine on the boat.
For my favourite sister-in-law, Vivienne, I have including these pictures of Banjo as she has requested.
|Looks just like a gremlin before he is fed after midnight|
|The left-ear up, right-ear down technique|
2. as I was about to exit the top lock at Hillmorton and before I had engaged the prop, the sounds and the water splashing onto the back deck gave him away again – despite telling him to stay on the boat he has decided to jump on/jump off on either side of the boat – I guess this time he mistimed – he had a few more miles to think about what he had done.
3. has decided that canal water tastes better than fresh water from the tank on board
Moving along the part of the canal shared by both the Oxford and the Grand Union a sad sight for those whose interest lie in the boating heritage – a boat moored on the bottom
|Someone will see value in restoring it|
- not me
|NB "Iceberg" - 90% below the water|
He is a bit cleaner now after the bath – a pastime he decidedly doesn’t enjoy.
So we have settled in for the long weekend – a long weekend signifying the end of summer – I think that arrived last Thursday at 11am.