... ... ... 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 . . .  to London 

 Hotlinks are usually to wikipedia. 

Four cheers for Jimmy Wales

and DuckDuckGo

is the Search Engine of choice

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.  


if funding be needed to publish my book
Pentargon may be "passed on".

and only to someone who can make the most of  this unique boat


"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


is actually being written . . . 

Preview  . . .  hotlink

PENTARGON is Resting during the Summer

"On the Banks of Her Own Lovely Lea." 

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, mooringtemperature and temperament. Photos (currently being edited and indexed) will eventually show her new livery once the weather warms up ...

Meanwhile, "Day By Day"  . . .

it is a blog on-going . . .  

and as up-to-date as . . . 

A Full English Brexit

Each of over 70 blog entries is LAUNDERED irregularly

and is  individually accessible . . .

 "Gossip" has full Index and search facility. 

You can cut'n'paste from the listing.


Key in -.. "Archimedes", ... "Macerator", ... "Jamie Ferguson", 

or ... "Watling Street" ... for example

If ya really want a scary one . . . .  here's a direct link 

Sharpness to Portishead in Four Hours on Tickover

This site is on-going WIP . . .  extensive mods on an [almost] daily basis (now being mid-July '19) . . . "hotlinks" all over the place 

Text Pogue on ... 07565 323 609 ... to talk about owning this unique floating man-cave 

or e-mail the skipper/owner . . .   [email protected]

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 

Search for ''Through Bristol Like a Dose of Salts'

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.