Tuesday, October 10, 2006

More Bloger meetings

While at Braunston we met Les on his boat Valerie. Been reading each others Blogs for a while now so it was good to see him at last. It is just a bit unnerving when someone you have not met yet calls out your name. So it was all aboard No Problem for an evening of chat, booze and nibbles.

Headline news

British Waterways are short of cash so have made 180 staff redundant. All because DEFRA was fined by the E. U. for mismanagement of funds. We understand that some canals may close if they are not properly maintained. Already the Caen hill flight on the Kennet & Avon is closed for 5 weeks because a gate got damaged by a boat. Thankfully BW are having a new gate made. It is now down to the boaters to respect and care for the canal system or we will loose our freedom.

2 comments:

les said...

Hi Chas
What a nice few days it was at Braunston. So nice to meet after chatting on messenger all this time.
Hope to meet again sometime but for now be safe.
LES

Elsie said...

Hi Chas & Ann, I enjoy reading your blog as I am in the process of having a boat built to join the growing number of liveaboards. I was disappointed because I can't read your archives- it says URL not found. Is there a problem on the site? I have added a link to your site from my new blog: http://nbbendigedig.blogspot.com
Regards Elsie