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Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Have now turned myself around and i am heading away from London. Having taken on water and emptied the loo i set off on Monday leaving my good friends and travelling companions Andy/Tina & John. Ahead of me about 20 hrs and 40 odd locks.

Cruised through ice at Harefield for about 1 1/2miles but this was no surprise as the canal at this point is very open and surrounded by lakes. So far have managed to team up with other boaters to share some of the locks but still have ben on my own through some.

At Watford my daughter in law stopped by on her way to work to drop off prezzies and surprised me by her having a non work day that meant we had a nice cuppa well 2 actually and a natter. Thanks Bev i enjoyed your company.

Two more stops on the way as i met people i know but as i`ve got plenty of time it was nice to stop.

This time last year i had on board some veneered panels to make my Dinette and again i have more panels this time to add a floor to ceiling cuboard near the front doors to hang coats and for extra storage. This time of year well just after christmas anyway is a good time to do a few jobs while waiting for all the winter stoppages to finish and when i have finished the alterations i will blog some pics.

Well i`m looking forward to seeing some of the G`children open their prezzies and all that remians to do is wish you all a very happy christmas and most important a very healthy new year. Thankyou all for your support and kind comments And "Annon" if you do happen to still read my lifeless blog my good wishes also go to you, i bear you no malice.

Working boats outside the Shroppie Fly on the Audlem Flight of locks


Keith Lodge said...

Hi Les.
Have a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for 2008.

You did not happen to see a missing narrowboat when in Harefield. L.S Emerald is missing LOL. Hubby knows that area well he was born and bought up in the area.
Anyway take care and stay safe.
Jo x

Anonymous said...

Hi Les

Hope you have a Happy Christmas & new Year.
Take care

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, and happy new year your blog is good company and imformative.

Anonymous said...


I wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. I look forward to following your travels in 2008. Have a good one and enjoy your G'kids.

Kind regards,


Anonymous said...

Have a very Happy Christmas. See you soon after (weather permitting)

Anonymous said...

Hi Les,
I have just found your blog. I live in Costa Mesa, California. My darling Wife Ann is English. I am a bit fascinated with the english canal system. I wish to thank you for writing your blog. It gives me some insight to a world that I will probabily never be able to live. That is a narrowboat owner/cruiser. Oh well maybe one day. I wish you Happy Holidays.
Mark Haverland

Les Biggs said...

Hi Everyone
Many thanks for your good wishes and a special welcome to Mark reading the blog from California.
Sandra, that small christmas cake was/is delish and so nice of you to send it, hope to see you in 2008
Jo emerald has been found i`m told.
Happy New Year to you all.

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs