Category Archives: Boating 2016

Captain Gaz leaves the river

Last night was the first decent nights sleep I’ve managed since boarding the Riverdance II. Pity it’s also the last night’s sleep aboard the Riverdance II. Still… I have to say I’m not going to miss the damp. I don’t … Continue reading

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Wetter than the river

20 years ago if someone had told me that I’d be operating a lock on the Thames, helped by an enthusiastic 11 year old boy and run into a couple from the lower North Shore, I’d have laughed in their … Continue reading

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The Brexit is that way

International Faerie Day? Really? How terribly Victorian. Back on the river…after a slightly better night’s sleep, we filled up with water and headed downstream from Eynsham Lock towards Oxford. The day started off bright and sunny and then we heard … Continue reading

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Money for jam

Horse flies are a bastard. Rocking horse flies I have no problem with. Normal Aussie flies can be a pest but basically they’re okay. Horse flies on the other hand are a right pain. They have all the charm of … Continue reading

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Psycho Chris

This morning we heard that it was ‘unlikely’ we would have any rain in the South East. As it turned out it was more unlikely it would stop. Our drive to Lechlade was punctuated by lashing rain and very dark … Continue reading

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