PENTARGON .. SPRINGER

An unassuming narrowboat perusing the
"Longest Friendliest Village in England".

DAY BY DAY

BLOG AND BLATHER

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Sandford to Bath

Posted by PentargonSpringer on August 16, 2017 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

coming soon

Bristol Bath via Sandford

Posted by PentargonSpringer on August 16, 2017 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

At last a pontoon dedicated to cleaning a boat

Re-entry of C&RT Waters

Posted by PentargonSpringer on August 16, 2017 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Nothing in Nicholasons or Imray on the subject. Nor anything on how to clean up yer boat after two days at sea

Through Bristol like a Dose of Salts

Posted by PentargonSpringer on August 16, 2017 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Money money money. It costs about £30 a day (or part thereof) to stay in the floating dock. However you can transit the whole system at tickover for a mind-blowing experience for nowt, if you know how to do it.

Portishead Bristol on tides

Posted by PentargonSpringer on August 16, 2017 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Has anyone actually EVER done a solo transit from Sharpness to Bristol floating dock? ALL the published information from all available sources is so totally off the wall. Read all about it and then do it your own way as you would if you were going from barking Creek to Dartford

Portishead in the overnight mud

Posted by PentargonSpringer on August 16, 2017 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Now I know why a pilot would be needed and why only a very skilled sea sailor could get away with going down entirely on the tide.

Sharpness to Portishead in four hours on tickover

Posted by PentargonSpringer on August 16, 2017 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The decision to go was determined by the weather window which presented itself at 8am on Sunday 13th August ansd was enabled by another boat which had booked a passage (and pilot) and had booked an entry past the low bridge for 1015. I just followed him while the gate was open.

Sharpness Patience Virtue

Posted by PentargonSpringer on August 16, 2017 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

This is where you piss yourself when you you actually see the upper reaches of the Bristol Channel for the first time. The story is being writ at the moment. But nothing in any book bears any relation to reality.

The Gloucester Sharpness Ship Canal

Posted by PentargonSpringer on August 16, 2017 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The greatest surprise of the whole trip. This is a stunningly beautiful waterway. More later

Gloucester Docks

Posted by PentargonSpringer on August 16, 2017 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

It all happens on the pontoon under Fosters imbibing establishment 

WIP as of Wed. Aug16 in Bradford library


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