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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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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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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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Batteries and warm eggs

Ihave now been on the barge for just a couple of months and am gettingto know it just a little bit better. My confidence is growing, probablyby more than it should - but then, I long ago gave up trying to matchmy confidence with any sense of reality, since both seem to operate ina chaotic system akin to the climate. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Fresh-water sharks

I returned to the barge late last night after a hellish drive fromOxford. The main road had been closed - an accident, I presume - withthe result that streams of heavy traffic, including giant trucks, werediverted through tiny Cotswold villages with overhanging trees. For awhile my distopian vision returned - dead drivers strapped into carsthat have been immobile for years.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Light on the water

I don’t really know why my life has taken this nautical turn.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Niña’s Ark

So El Niño’s cold sister, La Niña, has deflected the jetstream andsubmerged the Heart of England under foul water. When in distress, it’shandy to finger something five miles high or off the coast of Peru. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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