Logo picture shows Pentargon
after her 2017 solo descent of the Bristol Channel ...
from Gloucester Docks
and before she took on
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Pentargon will soon be ready ... for "sail"
Delayed major refit below deck
and rear deck sole-plates is in progress.
to make the boat more user friendly
for inexperienced would-be boaters
wishing to learn how to live on-board
a working narrow-boat
on river canal and tidal.
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"What makes any body of water bigger than a barrel look opaque? Why are rivers muddy or grey ...? Scooped out and examined, water is [usually] colourless. The same water looked at as a body always has colour, Sometimes lakes and rivers might be black! I have even floated on bright orange water in Harecastle Tunnel but the palette is generally restricted to GREY or GREEN or MUDDY. .
So the book has named itself
GREY GREEN MUDDY WATER . . .
is actually being written . . .
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PENTARGON is Resting during the Summer
Her wetted hull was surveyed last year and she was well tarred below water level.., her insides are being extensively refurbished . . . painting is an "on-going" event dependent on weather, mooring, temperature and temperament. Photos (currently being edited and indexed) will eventually show her new livery once the weather warms up ...
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and as up-to-date as . . .
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Pentargon ... (looking a bit worse for wear) ... at Prince St. Bridge mid-day on 14 August 2017, after her epic run from Sharpness, including an overnight at anchor on a 12m. tide outside Portishead, followed by an early tidal push up the Avon Gorge to enter Bristol Floating Harbour, ship-shape and Bristol fashion ... before proceeding onwards during the day to re-enter C&RT waters at Hanham, out in rural Glousester. I suppose the whole exhilarating experience should have named "C&RT to C&RT" seeing as how we left C&RT jurisdiction at Sharpness at 11oc on Sat.13thAugust2017 and entered Bristol sea lock exactly 24hrs later at 11oc. However, the legal remit for the Floating Harbour rests with Bristol Port Authority and it stretches up the Avon to the first lock at Hanham ... quite a ways out of town. We reached Hanham about 3pm . . .
The escapade is dealt with in the "Day by Day" blog
Pentargon . . . in Bristol Dock . . . on arrival from Sharpness via Portishead
... solo ...
... because somebody said ...
"it can't be done"
It CAN be done! And it HAS been done!
on a 1973 36' Springer with a 1969 Lister SR2 engine and a scrupulously clean fuel tank
. . . There is no such thing as can't but there is won't try . . . . (Jim Wall 1909-1993) . . .
I treasure what you made me, Dad, and what you and Ma allowed me to do.