Monday, May 30, 2011

Lazy days…

Unlike some! We’ve been keeping an eye on those boats doing The BCN Marathon this weekend, particularly NB Indigo Dream.

No, it’s not running, it’s by boat on the Birmingham Canal Network, visiting as many obscure branches, arms and loops as possible, going through as many locks as you can manage, all in 24 hours cruising! Over 50 miles and 93 locks is no mean achievement, even with the excellent crew they had aboard. Well done Sue for the hour by hour account of your trip, I had the maps out tracing your route.

Sue and Richard support a charity which specialises in rehoming retired greyhounds, as do Sara and Andy, part of this weekend’s crew. They chose to do the challenge this year to raise money for the charity, and you can sponsor them here.

Once again, well done.

We’ve done nothing really. Some good long walks with Meg around the Anderton Country Park, along the river and the canal. We’ve stayed down on the river near the boat lift to keep out of the way of the Bank Holiday traffic up on the canal.

I’m going to do a bit of reconstruction at the back of the boat, changing our current in-line bed to a cross-bed, so we will be sleeping across the boat. This will free up some space to enable me to build another wardrobe and a drawer unit. So I’ve been drawing up plans and making up shopping lists for the timber and bits and pieces needed.

It’s pretty miserable weather today, heavy rain although there’re still a few boats about. We’ll be going back up on the lift tomorrow to do a little job at Uplands.

I’m going to be running the Great North Run again this September, aiming to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. So if you feel like parting with some more of that hard-earned cash it will be going to another good cause. Simply click on the link on the right and it’ll take you to my Justgiving page. (If you’re reading this in a feed reader you’ll have to go to the main page at, sorry)

Running Man

Thanks in anticipation.

Locks 0, miles 0


Carol said...

Hi Geoff - the link to your donation page isn't working - if you can fix it - we can donate! regards to you both.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the sponsorship and the mention - it all makes such a difference.

We will, of course, support your cause also - very worthwhile.

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

Geoff and Mags said...

Thanks Sue
Really enjoyed your latest batch of posts, I bet you all had a good sleep after that epic!

Geoff and Mags said...

Hi Carol
The link seems to OK, if it won't connect just go to
Ta love