Topic: LOCKS STOCKS N BARRELS


JACKUNION    -- Aug-12-2007 @ 4:27 PM
  Hi all, i went to the Nottingham festival last weekend, with a female friend, she has a small cruiser, it was a very enjoyable time, the festival held on the Trent embankments, just up from Notts Forest footy ground, was great all the local community gather to watch the bands and firework displays,on one side of the Trent, and all the boating community moor side on to each other, narrow boats to narrow boats cruisers to cruisers, the people are just great, everyone clambering across each others boats, to get to friends, a beer and a sandwich offered by everyone you meet, great stuff, wondered if any of the forum members had been to the festival? its a must for next year,i have to add though, the locks are not for me, canals and locks? seems to much like hard work to me,lol,each to his own though...Looking forward to my trip back on the Broads in October mind, on the Distant Horizon... Wink

Jack Union.

I swear mate, it had 2 blunt ends when i hired it.....


Swordfish    -- Aug-12-2007 @ 7:40 PM
  Hi JU,

Wife and I where down there for 3 days on a friends narrowboat. We do this most years and as you say, great boating community. Well I think it was 3 days, although I can only remember 1 of them. We were in the middle of the largest group moored mid river. At one point there were 13 boats moored together. I think I just sobered up... Playful Wink

Paul


JACKUNION    -- Aug-14-2007 @ 6:12 PM
  Hi Paul, i probably was close to you mate, we where moored about 6 boats out, near the big dutch barge, cool wasnt it,we came down saturday,i was pretty much unsober for two days,lol,hard work,whats the name of your craft? i will look out for you, did you see the ww2 landing craft? cool wasnt it,some very nice craft alltogether, all the best, paul

Jack Union.

I swear mate, it had 2 blunt ends when i hired it.....


Marshman    -- Aug-14-2007 @ 8:17 PM
  Hi Jack Union - be careful you may have the wrath of Forest supporters on your back. There are two clubs in Nottingham and woe betide anyone who confuses the two!!
Its Nottingham Forest and Notts County and never the twain shall mix - be careful when you next go North they have long memories!!!


Swordfish    -- Aug-15-2007 @ 2:59 AM
  We were probably within spittin distance Jack, just a couple of rows down from the DB. Unfortunately we had to leave Saturday lunchtime to attend a mates 65th so missed the firework dispaly this year. Although I was glad we got away earlier, it turned darn hot sat afternoon.. Smile  Name of the craft was "The lazy cockerel"

Paul


JACKUNION    -- Aug-15-2007 @ 6:30 PM
  Hi Marshman, i know mate, being a Sheffielder and a northerner, we played Notts Forest[use Notts as a abbreviation]on the Saturday i was at the festival, at Bramall Lane[also being a sheff utd fan]happy to say we won 1-0 too,lol,so no offence meant or im sure taken either.. Playful Wink

Jack Union.

I swear mate, it had 2 blunt ends when i hired it.....


JACKUNION    -- Aug-15-2007 @ 6:33 PM
  Hi Paul, shame you had to leave mate, it was a great display, and it turned realy hot on the Sunday, i still have the medateranian tan to prove it,lol,will look out for you again mate, all the best and safe journeys...Paul/JU

Jack Union.

I swear mate, it had 2 blunt ends when i hired it.....


Dajen    -- Aug-15-2007 @ 6:40 PM
  Hey Up Jack, did you go on saturday, if so what were your thoughts

Dave

If it is to be, it is up to me


JACKUNION    -- Aug-15-2007 @ 6:51 PM
  Hi mate, i didnt go no, work commitments, saying that i was a little[yorkshire speak for a blooming lot,lol]dissapointed, conceding in the same minute, too busy with the celebrations, reminds me of a couple of seasons ago,went last night though, lot better, need to produce those passing runs in the weekend games mate,conceded almost straight away again too, mmmmm, well early days mate, cheers,Paul

Jack Union.

I swear mate, it had 2 blunt ends when i hired it.....


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