Saturday, September 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Mags!

Eighty-seven years young today and still going strong!SAM_6458
I’m really proud of the way that she’s overcome last autumn’s set-back. Sheer determination. She’s still not 100%, but is getting better and better as time goes by.

After stopping overnight near Pillings Lock we only made a short cruise today, just upstream to Barrow Cut.

We had a bit of wait at the lock as a day boat from Barrow Boating full of novices negotiated Barrow Deep Lock, then another couple from Pillings, slightly more competent, went up ahead of us.

Oh, and I’m pleased to report that the new SLX  Megaboost aerial recommended by Doug and James picks up a signal here in the cutting, where the older one failed. I had to use the tall mast, but we’ve a full set of freeview channels. Thanks, guys.

I reckon we’ll be staying here tomorrow, then moving a bit further up stream on Monday.

Locks 1, miles 1


nb Chance said...

Congratulations and Happy birthday Mags.... Glad the aerial works for you, its never let us down yet, see you soon. Doug and James

KevinTOO said...

Happy Birthday Mags, we hope that you have a wonderful day :)
Kevin xx & Harry xx

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Mags :)

Jill, Matilda Rose said...

Happy Birthday Mags. Wish we were in your neck of the waterways to crack a bottle of bubbly with you.
Hope he's spoiled you rotten, much love from Graham and Jill xx

Sue said...

Oh and doesn't she look good!

Hey Mags, you keep all us youngsters going!!

Happy Birthday! xxx

Nb Yarwood said...

Happy birthday Mags
Lesley and Joe