Monday, 17 May 2010


This weekend was the rickmansworth canal festival and was in my view one of the very best the boat tug of war was the highlight of the weekend with all the high jinks of cheating with boats tied to other boats as they tried to pull them self's apart, in a blaze of soot and wash its was over seen by our compares chris and adrian , who took no pitty on the poor boater passing through while this was going on , oh and he had his stern rope hooked on his tiller pin this proverbial was taken as they passed judgment on his boating lack of skill it was funny and the poor bloke was on his way then probably fouled his prop and might of thought ( OH THAT'S WOT THEY MEANT ) then on Sunday night as we where leaving some bloke who had had far to much to drink decided to try and make his way out of the site by flying his car over the bridge needles to say he came a cropper and was taken away good job too as someone could of been killed by the idiot but apart from that this was a fantastic weekend

Monday, 3 May 2010


A fine view of the restored victoria turning in the pool on sunday prior to leaving a super sized boat with a fantastic profile and is a credit to her owner .


Sunday afternoon and president leaves heading towards limehouse and the Thames in a blaze of steam nostalgia and noise .


Some photos from little Venice this weekend from the basin and some from camden showing Archimedes chiswick Victoria and kestrel having a race back to the show was god fun to watch Archimedes was fully loaded and looked good low in the water but i think tom had trouble stopping her at speed didn't get a chance to get pictures of kestrel and chiswick as they went of at a fair old lick although i did get wet feet all in all a good weekend , we also entered middlesex in the boat handling comp with robin on the helm i was caught giving base ball type hand signals a got some flack from my mates on there boats but think robin did well as its the first time the boat has ever been entered , in the novice class will post the result later next year it will be my turn any way hope you have all had a good weekend , all the best ralph see you all at rickmansworth in two weeks