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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.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009


The canals never cease to amaze me. Here under a humble railway bridge over the canal is vaulting that would not be out of place in a Cathederal Crypt. The structural engineers have had a heyday with the steel members but the concrete beams are beautiful.

The vaulting in brickwork of some of the 200 year old bridges is also amazing. Some of these skills are being lost for ever in the modern cut and paste world of prefabricated edifaces. There is always something new that's old to wonder at!

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