Just had a look at that London Boater's Facebook - jeez:
"Who's up for getting on board with me to organise/take part in a human chain of solidarity against the crime and muggings and attacks along the River Lee (Tottenham)? I've lost the original thread, and the name of the woman that originally suggested this. Please get back in touch! (Apologies.)"
Good to see you're so organised. You lost the thread. And you lost that woman's name. Excellent start! Foxy's prediction of the outcome: nothing will happen
"I've been thinking about air quality lately and what can be done to help improve (edit - not reduce!) it... We're moored just before a lock landing at the moment and quite a few people leave their engines running while they set up the lock. That could be anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes of engine idling. We've started to shut down the engine where possible when waiting at locks and I was wondering if others do the same? I guess some older engines aren't suited to being shut down frequently but I reckon most probably could."
Foxy's prediction of the outcome: nothing will happen
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
I hope that I never become famous and someone trawls my contributions on this site looking for the odd post which may be offensive.
Not prejudging (well not much anyway) but if I remember rightly the locks on the lower Lea are about a hundred foot long and twenty foot wide ....... If you are the only boat in the lock ........ how the hell do you manage to cill it ? or did they tie it up too tight and have one of the lines jam ?
trying for maximum virtue signalling Finally achieving recognition for my attempts
I use big locks like these all the time I can honestly say never had an issue with them no ropes [unless single handed] and normally a quick and relatively risk free operation
Until someone knocks the gate off its pin like the dickhead at Wadenhoe (85' X 15') it was a bloody widebeam too - the undertow as it filled with water spilling over the vee gates following some heavy rain was blamed for snaring the bow in the gate and lifting it, lack of attention and complacency was more likely the culprit
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.