... ... ... Seven years in an unassuming narrowboat on the waters of the "longest, friendliest village in England"  

Logo picture shows Pentargon

in Bristol Floating Dock

after her 2017 solo descent of the Bristol Channel ...

from Gloucester Docks

and before she took on

the Kennet and Avon and Caen Hill . . .  

via Newbury and Reading for London 


 Hotlinks are usually to Wikipedia. 

Four cheers for Jimmy Wales

and i use DuckDuckGo as my

Search Engine of choice


Pentargon will soon be ready ... for "sail"

major refit going on in the cabins

and rear deck above and below floor

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.  


if funding be needed to publish


Pentargon may be "passed on".


but  only to someone
who can make the most
of this unique lifestyle


"Why are waterways almost invariably muddy or grey ...?  Peered at through a glass darkly, water is [usually] pretty colourless. The same water looked at as a body always has colour,  I have floated on bright orange water through Harecastle, black water at Tixell wide, grey water on the Bristol channel, green water offshore but usually inland waters tend to be  MUDDY BROWN. . 


PENTARGON is Resting during the 2019 Summer

Her wetted hull was surveyed last year

and she was well tarred below water level. 

her insides have been extensively refurbished.

painting is an "on-going" event

dependent on weather, mooring,

temperature and temperament. 


"Day By Day

. . . is a blog on-going . . .  

and as up-to-date as

A Full English Brexit

Most entries are LAUNDERED irregularly

and individually accessible  

 "Gossip" has index and search listing

of key words or phrases

which you can cut'n'paste.

OR Key in -..

"Archimedes", ...

"Macerator", ...

"Jamie Ferguson", 

or ... "Watling Street" ...

If ya really want a scary boater yarn TRY ...   

Sharpness to Portishead in Four Hours on Tickover

is on-going WIP . . . 

edited on an [almost] weekly basis

(now being late-Aug 2019) . . .


Text Pogue on ... 07565 323 609 ...

about inheriting this unique life-style

or learning how to live off-grid

Pentargon  ... (looking a bit the 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 Gloucester. 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 

Search for     ''Through Bristol Like a Dose of Salts'        (this is not a hotlink! Go find it yourself)

Pentargon . . . in Bristol Dock . . . 

on arrival from Sharpness via Portishead

... solo ...

... because somebody said ...  

"it can't be done"

It CAN be done! It HAS been done!

on a 1973 36' Springer

with a 1969 Lister SR2 engine

and a scrupulously clean fuel tank 

. . . "can't do" is "won't try" . . . . (Jim Wall 1909-1993)  

I treasure what you made me, Dad, and what you and Ma allowed me to do.