Thursday, 5 September 2013

Naughty

Once upon a time there was a new poster on CanalWorld. Her name was Phylis and she quickly became notorious for being opinionated, provocative and just generally annoying. Her biggest crime of course was to have a big shiny yogurt pot for a boat and not to be ashamed of it.

But I found that over the years, Phylis grew on me. Without wanting to sound patronising, she matured and mellowed - and I was won over by her enthusiasm and love for a boat that couldn't be more different from my passion. I like to think also that when Naughty-Cal encountered Chertsey patiently awaiting a spare part at Torksey, a mutual understanding and respect began to be forged. What's more, Rachel (for she is Phylis no more) writes a damn good blog. So I have at long last added it to the blogroll - great recipes and an insight into a very different kind of boating.

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  1. Oh, I never knew she wrote a blog! Thanks. She is a regular commenter on mine, so it will be nice to reciprocate.

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    1. Of course, I've just realised she and I live in the same city...

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  2. Cheers Sarah.

    Still gutted I missed the photo chance of NC and Chertsey bow to bow. Would have made a great shot.

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    1. Bow to fore end ;-)
      What would the height difference have been? And in which direction? Still look forward to meeting Naughty-Cal one day - and maybe taking you ditch crawling!

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  3. And of course it is very interesting reading about Naughty-Cal's seagoing adventures as that is just the sort of thing we will be doing on Singapore II.... One day.

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  4. She is much sensible on PBO but how can you be so sanguine about someone who boasts about drinking "Bud"

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  5. I reckone Chetseys bow would have been about the same height as NC's bow but then we have the rails above.

    Pretty impressive boat you have though Sarah, for a narrowboat :)

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