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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, four and two and puttered gently downstream past The Magpie to port and a moored fleet of river cruisers to starboard til clear of them. pulling the tiller over into a wode sweeping four and one which planted Pentargon broadside on and convenient to thro...

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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

I had booked for release from Limehouse "as early as was reasonable" and the lock-keeper suggested 9.30 am 

At 9.30 am, I nosed into the tide and pointed the bow West. 

Tower bridge at 1010. On tickover .... never raised a rev in anger at any time ... let the flowing tide do the hard work ...

Hammersmith at 1230 ... Chelsea Bridge at 1300 ... pulled up outside Thameslock at 1330 on the button

to debunk a few theories ... and deliver more than three bags f...

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Charcoal on the Lea

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

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 dawn departure. She came out of Thameslock on a flooding mid afternoon tide, but the flow outside was so strong she could not make against it and had to tie up til the flow slackened, about sundown! Having overnighted alongside John Kenton's "Thames Queen", she slipped early morning and under cover of darkness with the last of the still rising tide to be out o...

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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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