Monthly Archives: September 2017

Looking for a battlefield

The (second) Battle of Poitiers was a decisive victory for the English against the French. It followed on from the Battle of Crecy ten years before and was followed by Agincourt. Darren had already visited Crecy and Agincourt and just … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Weasels Afloat 2017 | 1 Comment

Super Lady Lockbot

We spent most of the morning in Nerac. Well most of us did. Jon, quite unselfishly, stayed with the boat in case it was attacked by hordes of French teenage school girls. While he was bravely defending our vessel, the … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Weasels Afloat 2017 | 1 Comment

Biblical plague of flies

It’s Google’s birthday today! 1998-2017. Next year will be the big two oh. Hugh Hefner won’t see it because he died today. Personally I think he’s been dead for a while. (Note that all the photos in this post are … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Weasels Afloat 2017 | 1 Comment

The body in the lock

When boating, you have to grab your minor luxuries wherever you can. Even in an awful place like Agen. And when you’re a giant and a proper shower presents itself…well, it’s pretty obvious really. The one redeeming thing about Agen … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Weasels Afloat 2017 | 2 Comments

Moist in Moissac

The top deck of the boat was soaking wet this morning but I guess clear skies will do that. John and I went into Moissac for the all important breakfast pastries and I was astounded to find that they had … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Weasels Afloat 2017 | 2 Comments

Easy there, Gazelle Boy!

In the night, Madame Edith was pestered by Monsieur Alphonse though it was probably just the bucket. It was that kind of mooring. The locals were a bit odd even by our standards. Particularly the guy who spent an age … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Weasels Afloat 2017 | 2 Comments

Lorna, the plum bolter

The man from Mutual Plums was in the house this morning. His assessment of the damage to our vessel was commensurate on repairs carried out by Bosun Bedford. The lock, meanwhile remained unscathed. After heading into the almost sleepy Sunday … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Weasels Afloat 2017 | 4 Comments

The famous seven missed the sand museum

On June 10, 1944, a group of humans who felt love and pain, laughter and grief were massacred by another group of humans who felt exactly the same. How could they? As I walked around the sadness that is Oradour-sur-glane … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Weasels Afloat 2017 | 3 Comments

Altitudinous Weasels or the tale of the irreplaceable turnips

The Weasel call was for 9am in the carpark (as ordained by the High Vole himself) so woe betide the Weasel who was tardy. Some weasels managed to get to breakfast (some of us just for the coffee) but we … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Weasels Afloat 2017 | 2 Comments

Diabolical contraptions

Today was all about driving. About 400 miles in fact. Poor John and Darren. It was like it was never going to stop. But it did. Eventually. And, along the way, there was much fun to be had. For instance, … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Weasels Afloat 2017 | 1 Comment