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Friday, February 12, 2010

Nb VALERIE is 4yrs OLD

I don`t think there has been an anniversary blog up to now and this 4yr one would have slipped by if i hadn`t been backing up some images to disc and come across the build pictures.

I suppose a few facts and figures would be appropriate such as miles travelled, locks etc. well sorry but i don`t record this sort of thing but it must be a lot or perhaps even more than that so shall we say loads. All i can say is every lock mile has been a pleasure even going over old ground seems to bring up something new even if only stopping at B on a previous A-C cruise.

Regrets, well being a solo boater does have it`s moments of solitude but the fabulous lady whose name adorns my home is sadly no longer here to share my retirement so my decision to sell up and cruise the canals was i honestly believe the right one based on a loved ones wish that life must go on.
So just the one regret as i certainly don`t miss owning a house and the memories of 20+ years i carry in my head. An honest and straight forward bloke is me so i`m not ashamed to say i`m sitting here with tears running down my face..........

Phew! anyway below is a short bit of video made of a few photos from the many taken over the last 4yrs, it lasts about 4mins but how can you put 4yrs of cruising through wonderful scenery, meeting new friends and visiting places some of which i`d never heard of. All i can suggest is look at the pictures and multiply them in your mind over and over again and your get some idea of life afloat.

Started moving slowly north but as i`ve mentioned the stoppages are restricting movement.

I`ll leave you with the video.

1 comment:

Les Biggs said...

Eric Wilson said...
Hi les,

What a nice video compilation, really enjoyed sharing it with you plus a mutual tear.

Best wishes,
Eric & Patsy

Fri Feb 12, 05:58:00 PM
LES said...
Hi Eric/Patsy
Nice to hear from you and i hope you`re still enjoying the life we lead.
Hope to see you both along the way once again and perhaps share a pint or a meal and catch up on things.

Fri Feb 12, 07:57:00 PM
antinady said...
Some lovely pics there mate - brings back good memories for us too. Not sure about being called a 'wise old owl though'!!!!!
Take care - catch up again soon.
Tina & Andy x

Fri Feb 12, 08:23:00 PM
Andy said...
Hi Dad,enjoyed reading that and we all know deep down you are a very kind caring and very sensitive man so, long live those loving memories you have and remember only real men cry........

Andy x

Fri Feb 12, 10:16:00 PM
BigJohn said...
Hi Les

We'll raise a glass to the two of you. That was a lovely video.
Many Happy Returns!

John & Fi
Narrowboat Epiphany

Fri Feb 12, 10:38:00 PM
LES said...
Nervous voice says:
Hi Tina
It`s one of my better pictures showing that beauty far outweighs wisdom, of course your wise but....
oh dear digging a hole here and i feel an arm wrestle coming.
See you both soon and give Andy my best.

Sat Feb 13, 07:41:00 PM
LES said...
Hi Son
Cheers and thanks for the phone call.

Sat Feb 13, 07:44:00 PM
LES said...
Hi John/Fi
Thanks for the good wishes, where those 4yrs have gone is a mystery and still no where near covered the whole system yet.

Sat Feb 13, 07:47:00 PM
Anonymous said...
Happy Birthday!

Sat Feb 13, 08:07:00 PM
Anonymous said...
Hi Les

Enjoyed the "film" and also recognise a few of the pics. Here's to the next 4 years and more. Sandra

Sun Feb 14, 11:19:00 AM
Del and Al said...
Hi Les, wonderful memories that make life worthwhile. Many happy returns and here's to many more xx

Sun Feb 14, 06:34:00 PM
Jaqueline Almdale said...
Hello Les,
What a lovely video you've put together. Valerie is a most fortunate soul to be remembered in such a remarkable, loving, and enduring manner. What (and whom) is remembered, lives...thank you for sharing with us.

Mon Feb 15, 10:39:00 PM
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