Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Boats on an Autumn Day

Rock n Roll setting off from our mooring near Polesworth
The water is low, this overflow should be covered with water
Polesworth Abbey | through the trees

Signs of industry of ...

             .... times past

Waiting .....
Moore 2 Life cruising through the autumn trees
Whoops ... it always happens on a bend!
He's indicated that we pass him on his right ...
... safely past!
Moore 2 Life is catching us up
Samuel Barlow at Alvcote Marina and amongst other working boats is ...
... butty Australia deep in the water fully loaded with coal and wood.  For non-boating readers a butty is an unpowered boat which is towed by a powered boat; the butty requires a steerer at the helm.
There are a fair few old working boats moored in this area
The helm of Butty Verbena as she sits ...
... in a line of working boats by Narrowcraft Narrowboats
The place to buy your winlusses!
Poo or Paddington?
Looking back past Glascote Basin ...
... whilst George poses at the lock!
BW boat Shenton doing tree maintenance when we arrived at our mooring yesterday afternoon;
we're at Sutton Road Bridge at Tamworth.
Ann Moore 2 Life and I had some retail therapy at Ventura Retail Park before settling down for what was a very wet night.

1 comment:

  1. Comments received by e-mail from Ray Oakhill NB Stronghold (Edited)
    The house and dry dock is owned by a guy called Malcolm Burge, aka 'Bargee Boy' on You Tube. He is a multi-millionaire and his passion is restoring and running historic working boats. Behind the dry dock are garages with at least two Ferraris and a Jaguar tourer. He also owns Narrowcraft boat builders at Alvecote, the marina and The Samuel Barlow pub as well as a boatbuilding company in Poland. How could he not be rich with that lot? How do I know all this? Because he lets The Narrow Boat Trust moor their boats at the marina for free and use of the dry dock - again for free.

    nb Verbena is owned by Samantha Noon, who makes boat cloths and assorted ropework for historic boats. The boat was called Vienna for a long time and was on exhibition on the Caldon way back in the '80's when I was there last.