When I first registered on this site somebody asked for some memories of what the canal was like then. Well, this is probably not what you were imagining but here's a detail...
There's a hire-boat place at almost the very end of the Oxford canal, I expect some of you know it, called College Cruisers. At one time the hire-fleet was painted in some very unique colours, light-blue with a red stripe near the top of the cabin. It used to bother me that it was very familiar but I could never put my finger on it. And one day, years later and after I no longer lived on a boat, it dawned on me - the then-owner had painted the entire fleet to resemble a shuttle-craft from the original Star Trek series...go boldly. I spent ages looking for a picture but to no avail.
My first narrow lock was dukes lock going onto the oxford from thames. April 1994 just before my 20th birthday. 32ft Hancock and Lane Marlin with SR2 power unit. I had done Thames and wey previously but that was the first of many many narrow locks. And the last as well actually as all my motor boats are over 7ft wide now and the last time I took a narrow boat through narrow locks was coming back off the Oxford via dukes cut in 2009.
My first solo lock on my own was Braunston and I forgot how to do them...we tried to ring Stuart who had fitted my boat out and taught me all I then forgot about boating... but there was no signal so we(little sis n i) hung about waiting for someone to arrive...
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loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT