The Pinfold and The Jolly Tar #narrowboat #England

There’s a certain brutality to the Cardinal’s current moorings. The A-road following the line of the canal is a deep slash across this region. Lorries thunder along it day and night, every day of the week. Roughly one in ten of the juggernauts is rushing back and forth from the factory just up in the…

InActivity videos of Cardinal Wolsey #narrowboat #england

Two videos, about three minutes each. The grass moves a bit, the water ripples occasionally and, if you watch really closely, the clouds drift by. Cardinal Wolsey at rest. I know that not many of my readers (either of you…) will have six or even just three minutes to spare from the (insane) pace of…

How do you reset the alarm on a Canada goose? #narrowboat #england

I overslept. It was damned near 0730hrs when this gaggle of horn-honking ne’er do wells made it their job to wake me up before the whole of the day was wasted. Geese can be unbelievably noisy, especially if they are hungry from their overnight fasting and wholly intent on persuading each and every narrowboat to…

I cannot operate a video camera with my teeth for love nor money

England and indeed such parts of the “rest of the world” as I have noticed, have this past week continued their headlong rush into dribbling, boggle-eyed insanity. Mark my words, there’s something in the water, it’s the only explanation for some of the headlines. The heavens themselves have mirrored this Spitfire-dive into the combined cesspools…