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The name describes my demeanour and voice! I love narrowboating and that is why this blog is mainly about the boat and our interaction with it. I have been keeping a log for Sonflower ever since we bought her and moved onto her as our main residence. Some incidents in our boating life have been hilarious, some scary and some down right dangerous. I cannot tell what will come in the future but you can now share them! The crew are an 'ordinary' couple. The Best Mate and I.

Monday, 19 November 2007

A bit Disconcerting

British Waterways "trial" of auctioning vacancies at their canal mooring sites is now under way.

It is a bit disconcerting to find that the mooring next to yours is published on the site while the boat that usually moors there is away cruising. Of course, we have no right to moor on any particular part of the mooring site but you get used to having the same "neighbours" and to find that the space where one of them currently moors is up for grabs from 12 December is troubling. Hopefully it is another moorer who is moving on. A quick look along the mooring today, however, didn't reveal anyone whose permit expires before Feb 2008, except one who has already expired and, I suspect has just not put the new permit in the window yet.

I wonder where the 17m space is!

Also disconcerting is British Waterways guide price is what I pay for my mooring at present. Any bid will probably be considerably more than this. Will this be BW's guide to future prices?

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