I've briefly met mr SG and Gazza. Aquarat kindly helped me moor last year so had a chance for a chat. Waved at Trina in passing, ditto canaldweller. Oh and GG of course. Now I'm worrying that I've forgotten someone! There are quite a few others but they reside exclusively in the other place!
edit : Jenlyn of course, when he wasn't hiding from me.
peterboat and Jane (he did not come in SAS-style kicking our windows in though!)
Douglas from Burnley/Colne - I forget his name on Canalworld - he was nice, drove over from that side of the Pennines to our boat in Sowerby Bridge, strangely enough Mac of Cygnet knocked on the roof at the same time!
chagall - interesting character!
Johnv - bribed us to visit with offer of whisky
ricco - made us a chicken curry
canaldweller - but after meeting us they fled far down South!
David Schweizer from Canalworld - showed me how to tighten up our stern gland
All nice people. But scarred for life now, I'm afraid
This Summer I have a feeling we'll have a rental car for a week, and whilst using it for other nefarious purposes, we may hunt down a few Thunderboaters. kris, we KNOW about the Springs Branch, so no use hiding up there!!
I tracked down Alfie as I had a yen to see the boat...introduced ..err don't remember his name who owned Alfie..to Molly dog about a week before she RIP.
Waved to Ray T., and the lady with the pink hair who owns a springer and nearly hit thingyneboby(Tawny owl) when I wasn't paying attention one day and I met Chesire Rose..well cannot remember her name either when I donated an item for her auctions and brought an small anchor off her..and i said hello to who ever the guy was who brought the fuel boat and fixed it up near W E L T O N Marina...spellchuck don't like some words My big problem is I forget names as i'm normally looking at boats. Oh yes i nearly hit some one else from the t'other side when my boat decided it'd like to stay in a bridge hole in very windy weather..I woz attempting to get to a winding hole.
Overuse of the word ‘unbelievable’ - “When a man eats his own head, I will hold me hands up and say: ‘THAT is unbelievable’.” Guy Martin, Full time truck mechanic, part time motorcycle racer, occasional TV star. 2011.