Just in case!

We did some work on the wharf today, getting ready to take KEPPEL to Stone this Saturday. Thank you to all who have offered to come and crew, it will be a great trip. Just in case someone special wants to come with us, we are ready:DSC_0694 DSC_0695

We have been on a WordPress course.

Andrew and Liz have recently been on a Word Press course. What is Word Press, you ask? Well, it is the software which runs our site. Over the next few weeks, we will be improving and adding to the boat group site, just so long as we can remember all the exciting things we were shown, that is!

Friends of Finow Canal visit Etruria.

Along with Canal & River Trust staff, we took a delegation from the Friends of the Historic Finow Canal, which is in Brandenburg, all the way from Etruria to Festival Park aboard Lindsay. The historic Finow Canal, the oldest locked canal built in Europe, has this interesting boat lift nearby which is not unlike a certain lift in this parish, but somewhat larger! There is a new one about to open which is even bigger apparently.983772_10202048440207093_5326200814532528986_n The Friends are looking to open a museum and attract in tourists but are having difficulty getting the local politicians to take on this good idea. They have two historic local barges on offer to them, one, a composite, as an exhibit on the bank and the other as a floating exhibit. Historically, all the barges on the Finow canal were horse drawn, sailed or pulled along by people. It sounds like an interesting project.