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unassuming and tatty narrowboat cruises the "Longest Friendliest Village in England"

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Shepperton Lawn Lie-over

Posted by PentargonSpringer on December 8, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Dave and Pete and Paul and all

The Weir Hotel Lie-over

Posted by PentargonSpringer on December 8, 2017 at 11:15 AM


... The Weir Hotel in heavy rain as darkness closes in. And away in the morning early for whatever lies ahead ...

THIS ARTICLE WILL HAVE A GLOSSARY OF TERM EVENTUALLY.

I slipped Sunbury wharf with a four and two and puttered gently downstream past The Magpie to port and a moored fleet of river cruisers to starboard til I had cleared them and pulled the tiller over, into a sweeping four and one which planted Pentargon broadside on and conveni...

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sunbury wharf lie over

Posted by PentargonSpringer on December 8, 2017 at 11:10 AM

check atlas and remember hurst park before that

Molesley Lock

Posted by PentargonSpringer on December 8, 2017 at 11:10 AM

wip

Brentford to Kingston

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM

I'm just readying this one for the future!!

Booked to leave Brentford at 1oc tomorrow for Teddington and Kingston.

rain or no rain.

check diary for real date times

Limehouse to Brentford solo Tue 17/Oct/2017

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 17, 2017 at 1:55 PM

Booked out for 0930.

Out at 0930.

Tower bridge at 1010. on tickover. never raised a rev in anger for the whole trip.

Hammersmith at 1230.

Chelsea Bridge at 1300 and pulled up outside Thameslock at 1330 on the button

to debunk a few theories

and deliver more than three bags full 

and then go in the townside lock to tie up

and

GTFUOI

Charcoal on the Lea

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 17, 2017 at 1:50 PM

In at Bow at 5.30am up to 'Acne. including a look at Lauries ship.

Then down to Limehouse to take the plastic bags offa the prop to be ready for a 9.30 departure for erm West London?

This bit of fun starts at Brentford where Pentargon was lying over.

Pogue needed to bunker charcoal, lots of it and his LOTS SHOP is in 'Ackney Wick.

The way the tides were timing, the boat had to be out on the river, maybe behind Lot's Ait, maybe tied longside John Kenton for a d...

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Brentford solo descent to Bow Creek

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 12, 2017 at 4:55 AM

Including almost being rolled by a City Cruiser.

A previous phone call from Lennie to lock in on Weds morning tide. At 6oc!. meant having to go down on Tuesday as there are no [working] nav lights on Pentargon. Sunset is 5.20pm today in London.

Tues.10th October. Sunrise 7.15am BST 

6.20 Tide reaching top at John's boat but still flooding. Cast off at 6.30 and tied up outside Thameslock by 6.45am. Walk to Morrisons for 7oc opening and a bottle of milk and change to cana...

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Escape from Brentford

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 12, 2017 at 4:50 AM

Fun in the afternoon as we locked out at 3.45pm but could not fight the flow at the corner to get into The Thames Queen. 

Brentford Stay

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 12, 2017 at 4:50 AM

So Pentargon spent the day on Lots Ait while Mick went home and Pogue Took a look or two underneath

Kingston Brentford

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 12, 2017 at 4:50 AM

Seriously bad planning meant we missed the gate at Richmond! Read all about it later.

Shepperton Bottom

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 12, 2017 at 4:45 AM

Sunbury Molesey K-on-Thames

Beyond Windsor

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 12, 2017 at 4:45 AM

Staines Laleham (Abbey Molyneux) Chertsey Shepperton top

Beyond Cookham

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 12, 2017 at 4:45 AM

Maidenhead Bray Windsor

Cliveden and Cookham

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 9, 2017 at 5:55 AM

And Danny the Man

Cookham and Cliveden

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 9, 2017 at 5:50 AM

And Danny the man

Henley Sunny Sunday

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 9, 2017 at 5:50 AM

WIP. on sweat varnish and Kevlar

Heneley on a Sunny Sunday

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 9, 2017 at 5:50 AM

Sweat, varnish and rowers all over the place

Reading and County Lock

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 9, 2017 at 5:45 AM

Layover to get bearings and find a library

Further beyond Newbury

Posted by PentargonSpringer on October 9, 2017 at 5:45 AM

WIP Richmond Library Mon 2017-10-09 while waiting for the tide at Brentford


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