Daily Archive: August 31, 2015

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Look – there’s the Gherkin…

“Any advice?” the Tentatrice First Mate asked the lock keeper on Thursday afternoon. “Well, wear life jackets, have your VHF radio set up, have your anchor tied to your boat, put your kettle in the sink – and…” (with a sideways look at Monty, the Tentatrice Boat Dog) “your dog in the washing machine…” Hmm. Friday dawned, dry, calm, sea state 1-2, wind 6 – 8mph. All preparations had been made      and by 1030 the boats and boaters were ready...