Sunday, May 29, 2011

Crick Boat Show

At the boat show again. The weather has been threatening all morning but the rain did not materialise.
There were no less than two steam narrowboats at the marina: President was there but behind Kildare, I spotted another funnel:

It was Laplander:

Here we are in the Bell boat, paddling up and down the marina.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ronnie Barker

I'm on jury duty this week, so spending time hanging around in Aylesbury.
The new Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury opened recently and now has a statue of Ronnie Barker who the town seems to have claimed because he first performed there.

Aylesbury has a few statues but they are all rather Victorian, up on pedestals in heroic poses. I like this new one as it's very personal and captures the essence of the man as I remember him on TV. You can even sit next to him.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Huge Almond Garnish

MV Amandine passed North Greenwich today.

This large Roll on Roll off ferry was shepherded by a pair of tugs. Built in January this year the vessel appears to have been named after a French almond garnish.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Walk at Lunch Time

Got as far as the Thames Barrier.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Home again

After a leisurely start we made our way up the Northampton Arm of the Grand Union again.

The dark concrete tunnel under the M1 is a slightly incongruous section in an otherwise green and picturesque rural arm of the canal.

Moored at Blisworth.

Total distance is 6 miles, 3 flg and 17 locks