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Autumnal warming

To judge from the scoffolding poles that were being exchangedoutside the pub this afternoon, there is mounting tension as weapproach what we know will be mamouth tides around 9 September.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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No riff-raff here!

How to go slow between Bristol and the River Thames.…

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Ship of Fools

Blessed chaos looms at last.…

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Praying for rain

Minor drama strikes large barge.…

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Spiders and the World Cup

Rain.My first dose of large quantities of it, through most of the night andnow most of the day. The surface of the water around me fizzes likesoda.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Passing the time of day

Stuck fast and imprisoned on a barge, with the world's most useless qualification - a stone's throw from Aldermaston nuclear weapons establishment.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Flying showers and parties

Asilent boat crept past the other day. A triangular red sail, slungaslant as if in Arabia, flapped in the calm above a man at least as oldas I am, lean and tanned, who paddled, gondola-fashion, from the stern.Progress was stately, slowed by the occasional brush with anoverhanging willow tree.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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My maiden voyage

A dapper couple wearing shorts arrive in an SUV and make off in a smartblue narrowboat. Smart boats are rarely lived in, more usually ‘leisurecraft’. British Waterways - a QUANGO - is apparently convinced thatthese craft represent the most profitable, and therefore the only,future for the inland waterways.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Epiblog

Though I’ve signed off from a regular blog from the barge, there are a few loose ends to tie up.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Semi-organic grunge

News from the UN that, on average, 46,000 pieces of plastic float onevery square mile of ocean. Though shocking, it does not surprise menow. There must be a similar amount on the surface of rivers.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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