Shop front in the summer

Saturday, 20 August 2011


The wharf has been busy over the last couple of days with passing traffic pulling in for pumpouts, diesel etc. I met the new owners of Sickle this morning too when they pulled in for diesel in their pleasure boat named Chalice. Sickle was owned by a good friend of mine; Matt Parrott, who detailed the restoration on his website here. Sickle passed through the hands of another acquaintance before being purchased by Alan and Cath who have started their very own blog for the movements of both of their boats, which is very interesting. We had a long discussion about boats and the canal system and they were then to be seen heading south – (Alan/Cath - it was good to meet you both and I look forward to seeing you out and about soon).

Here’s a picture for you of Sickle tied on the Wharf when she was in the ownership of Matt Parrott.

We have turned seven boats and the holiday cottage around today and it’s gone basically without a hitch along with three dayboats that went out first thing and returned this afternoon.

Jay has been kept busy in the tea room with a constant flow of customers and the girls, once again have done a sterling job on the boats. Mick, Ralph, Bill and Bernard have seen to the internals and engine maintenance on the boats and following this Bill and Ralph have showed the boats out.

The weather has been quite good today, but I must have put the mockers on it now as it has just started to rain!

That’s it from me today. I’m off to enjoy an evening with my parent’s and some friends in Wheaton Aston.

Until tomorrow.

Best regards,


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