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.
Monday, 30 September 2013
Moving Leo No2 back to Stoke Bruerne (Day 2)
The autumn colours are
I was up early and off by 07:35 knowing I would have to work Cookham lock myself but what I didn't bargain on was that the last boat through had left the upper gates open, the sluices up and of course the lock full. Never mind I had a volunteer operate Sonning for me during his lunch hour so what you gain on the swings you loose on the roundabouts!
I was a funny day weather wise. Jacket on, then off, then on, then off and I eventually lost count of the number of times I put it on and took it off. It was a lovely still day but I find myself quite tired so called it a day at about 17:00 at Pangbourne. I still feel as if I am way ahead of my orginal planned (GU) schedule.