Leo No 2 is a 60' Orion narrowboats shell with an Aquarius Narrowboat Fitters fit out. Leo No 2 is moored on the Grand Union Canal at Blisworth.
The picture was taken by Neil Corbett of Herbie Blogspot fame on a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Practice practice at Blackfriars Bridge in September 2011. The background picture was taken by Kathryn in August-2006 (at 04:10) in the Swale.
An excerpt from Wind in the Willows
Nice? It's the ONLY thing, said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING - absolute nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing, he went on dreamily: messing - about - in - boats; messing----' From 'Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame.
Thursday, 28 March 2013
A very welcome 'welcome' from the Canal Authority
Fourteen boats have made it to Bridge Barn in Woking. It's been cold but
Filling the canal at Bridge Barn
we have managed to jam the canal at the pub in readiness for an enjoyable evening.
Sadly the six boats coming up the Thames may not be able to join us due to the continuing red boards on the Thames and the refusal (understandably) to let the boats out of the safe haven of Brentford on to the non-Tidal Thames which is quite dangerous at the moment.
There are 15 boats to come up to Bridge Barn tomorrow whilst the first group go on to Brookwood Country Park.