They're having a bit of a swap around at High Line, so my mooring was moved from the top end, near the station, to fairly close to the boatyard end. I['m now outside Benbulben, where I was moored for a few months before my 2006 trip. Travelling that 1/2 mile was pretty epic - this time of year the length of the Slough Arm where the moorings area gets pretty clocked with weed, although it's fine beyond each bridge. It's been suggested this is due to the amount of extra organic matter that goes out in sink waste from the boats, but whatever, it's a pain.
In an 'I'm blogging this' momemnt, one well known Iver boat got so clagged on the prop that they ended up being towed by another well known Iver boat blogger. 'This will end up on the internet, I know' is the reported comment - hence names witheld to protect the guilty...
Norton Canes on test - The December Canal Boat contains my boat test on the latest offering from Norton Canes Boat Services.
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