Wednesday 10th July 2019 We da bootlegging filibuster cru o’ Famously Fearsum Pyrate Cap’n Black Bart Aaaarrrggh !!! ‘av slid threw wide moistly linear ripples ‘and navigated shallower curvaceous flows niao find
Duckett’s Cut a knot frighteningly happy guardian ovour travels
adorned wid mightly Fine art’eastry
four won ‘and All two enjoy during a small step up Duckett’s Bottom
chamber. Niao dat’s wot y’call a GUN !! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!! Nice teeth two !!
Middle’s deeply chamber climbings
Aaaarrrggh !!! bee’in aided bye thee moist exuberantly boisterous waterings
flushing Barticus threw distinctly enthusiastically along two thee final
Plungingly inverted aquafalls o’ tippet top loch. Aft dat trio d’ ascension
lowcal wonders d’ art’easts continue t’ A’Maze wiv there talent a’plenty !!
Francis Giles perfeckly straight 1830 ten fur’long Hertford Union Canal
comes too a very soonly sad end as Helmsy swings thee old girl t’ starboard
‘and gentile glides Regents Canal unflustered calmness t’ Olde Ford Lock
Following a delightfully halcyon arisings Bart potters along south bank o’ Victoria Park until we luckily spie a moist suitable berthingly anchorage fore a Well urnt rest.
Thursday 11th July Early, almost Rude awakenings this morn, when Lister arisings moor prompt than bee really necessary. Even thow hour two cylinder heart of a Beast iz only ‘softly’ thrumming ‘ay whey Cap’n Black Bart bee forced t’ command “Weigh Anchor” & “Slip Lines” Aye ! Aye !! Cap’n !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
ContainerVille soon evolves from just a blur o’er thee ‘orizon enroute
t’ Actons Very Slimy viridescently verdant aqualift.
Tiz knot butt summit like furlongs d’ otto n Sturts liquid step
lifts hour flowery vessel up t’ knew levels
wear many tittle munsters dwell in caves
wear lush virescent grows All o’er t’ plaice. Plastered a’top canal. Growing onta bank. Branching oat dose trees & climbing up them their walled facades.
West we swim, propulsing through niao beautifully clear busy flows
Lovely old building – Thomas Briggs (London) Ltd. Southgate Road, Islington – founded in 1815. Manufactured canvas, sheeting, sacking, hessians, sacks and bags, ropes, machine-made twines, jute, hemp, and cotton yarns, printed jute rugs and squares, lobby and stair oil-cloths, Dutch carpetings, railway-waggon, cart, and stack covers, dressing for covers, roofing cloth, brattice cloth, tents, sail canvas, seaming twines, Briggs’ patent lined bags for sugar, coffee, &c., patent tarpauling, patent packing, and iron and steel hoops for packing purposes. Mr. Thomas Briggs was also the sole tent maker for her Majesty’s War Office and contractor for government and railway stores. Impressive !!
Knew’er glass facades watch ‘our Lundenwic waterway passage
to City Road aquelevator, in witch we almost fly two knew pinnacles
weir t’ hose canby putt to great use
Froglane Bridge directs
‘our quite long narrow boatly ohm
intwo a bright, butt (quite strangely) still very dark at t’ same thyme, Islington Tunnel. Cool relief as bee arming up very nicely indeed inda outside world. Railways & Museums
disappear t’ aft we plough threw expansive canal (knot pond) weed &
negotiate exceedingly proficiently St. Pancras moist pleasant arisings
to enjoy yet moor fine canal side architecture mixed
wid Fantast’eak talented paintly workings.
An udder BIG quite Scary
Monster creeping oat from t’ murky green lagoon
Pleasantly unusual homely capsules on final approachings t’ Camden Town
Knot shore it bee wise t’ leap from dat high pussy. Even if ya can swim !!!
Camden trio o’ chambers commences arising wiv Kentish Town’s moor than soggy ascension. Soonly followed bye Hawley Aquastep witch swishes Bart
Two’woods Hampstead Road loch weir wee bee moist gracefully lifted up t’ pass Dingwall’s Wharf n Dead Dog Basin. Dat Pesky Castle o’ Pirate don’t cause awe’inspiring Cap’n Black Bart ‘and ‘is Pyrately Cru Aaaarrrggh !!! !!! Any (e’en tittle) troublesum bovering inconvenience oveny salt !!
Many a delightful craft (sumthymes knot, unfortunately) eye ‘our passing
azwee show appreciation t’ serenaded puntings Bart skirts Regents Park,
blasts threw Maida Hill Tunnel enroute two Little Venice Pools
passed Rembrandt Gardens
intoo Paddington Bear Reach ‘and beyond……..
nb:Bartholomew Roberts 1682 – 1722 slides intwo ‘ay Fine Berthing Plaice
Friday 12th July Fore shall bee thyme o’ relocation tuther end o’ Paddington Basin. Rafted a’breast (extremely naughty) two a widely girthed vessel. Very ‘andy in deed. Fore an’udder in knead. Their bee ‘ay Fantasteak tennis match at Wimbledon with Master R. Federer eventually beating thee Thunderously Powerfull R. Nadal. Wot a Semi Final !! Brilliant !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
Saturday 13th July
Bafflingly bizarre critters floatingly fly bye in eccentric attire
as Roxy Chic Knits ‘appely opens
up shop four business……….
Mummy (oar daddy?) wid tittle furry bab’eaze. Couldn’t eat a hole won !! Oar could we !!! Just a small mouthful !! Very Tasty !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
Niao watching t’ Wimbledon Ladies’ Final. Very Classy. Thee Amazing Miss S. Halep Plays Wonderfully two beat Miss S. Williams moist Convincingly !!!
Sunday 14th July So. Wee ‘av Sporting Fun today. Mr. L. Hamilton bee racing loads ov udder peoples at British Grandprix at Silverstone. England playing New Zealand in mens ODI Cricket World Cup Final at Lords AND Mens Single Final on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Lewis Wins !! Agin !! FAbulous !!! Fantasteakly tight cricket match witch England Win (just aboat). Mr. R. Federer against Mr. N. Djokovic. Blooming FANTABULOUS !!! Tennis Match !!! Goes All t’ whey. Novak just gets ‘is toe ahead at t’ end. Unfortunately !! Roger ‘ad ‘is chances. Just couldnee do it ! Novak pulled ‘im back each thyme ‘and eventually won. Boo !! Darned Blooming Good Player Mr. Djokovic. Just wanted Master Federer to win fore dat ninth thyme !!! Wot ‘ay Day !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
Monday 15th July Motoring t’ Deepest Darkest Kent today. Whizzing along them their taperingly twin trackly rails, bye Train, Job two do. Tings t’salt oat etc… etc………..
Tuesday 16th July Their bee ‘ay guest named Cinders arrived late yesterday, inta darkly ers. Knot a pyrate oar e’en ‘ay Pirate tabee shore. And then an udder won suddenly appears today. Knot shore quite weir He swam oat from underneath !! Coffee (wid lashings o’ fruity brown sauce well n truly stirred in) weir being savoured And Suddenly !! Their He was !! Won of hour oldest (‘and strangest) tittle hobgoblin pyrate maties o’ years gong bye. Pyrate Cap’n Jammie James Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!! just glides write oat ovthee misty Paddington murkiness straight onto Barticus. Well wot a Surprise !! Aft tea/coffee ‘and fruity brown saucily cake a wanderings we take two n threw Tittle Venice. Just cause we can !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
Wednesday 17th July We (aft a leisurely arisings) leave ‘our moist Wonderful Bart in port, taking a similarly proportioned & very busy, noisy waterbus from Tittle Venice, thrue a quitely short, butt still dark(ish) tapering tube, sluicing buy Marylebone Park (azwoz) and a simply Wonderful plaice wear animals roam aboat at there leisurelies. Wonce berthed at Dingwalls we safely escape t’ wander pleasantly busy caverns n tunnels spying awl manner ov Wonderous wears, potions, artifacts, creations. Sew menny different smells, colours, sounds, flavours, touches, aromatics, vibrations, pigmentations, connections, tastings And arrays o’ udder Ay-May-Zing tings won can ‘ardly take in ‘ay fraction o’ wot Delights Camden Market offers visiting quartmasterly Pyrates.
Thursday 18th July Their waz Cinders whisped ‘ay whey late last nite. Up early t’ sneak oat passed dat marmalade sandwich freak fore muchly kneaded services in tv, returning two ‘arbour e’en beefore ‘our furry Peruvian friendly chumlie ‘ad snortingly awakened from ‘is slumber. Tiz knot quite late morn when moor knew Maties arrive in port four Bartly crewsings.
Know ‘anging aroand. Lister re’ignited, lines slipped,
Chuggens oat We Go…….
swinging t’ port as we enter TV Pool
Theirs sum ovit
Rounding t’ starboard as helmsperson maneuvres passed t’ spooky pool isle
Safely negotiated, Bart
advances threw dose cosy narrows, entering t’ Regents easterly flows
Drifting casually between boatly ohms floating both portly ‘and starboard two booth sides. Philona stars with Timothy Spall ‘and udder Fab act’oars in t’ Sad, Funny n Lovely film “Finding Your Feet“. Won fore awl too sea…….
Await we shall
Butt wonce clear “Advance Forrard Helmsperson” Commands Cap’n Black Bart Aaaarrrggh !!! Aye ! Aye !! Cap’n !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
East we awl track threw gorgeous greenery
Skip gits fotobombed bye sum write strange lochie fella who just popped up
Witch whey noy Irish !! North ? South ? East ? oar West ? Oar mayhaps Sumwear Completely Different. Aye ! Aye !! Cap’n !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
Datz it !! Got it niao !!!
Gaseousness manoeuvrings devour t’ almoist verdurous path on approach two yet moor descention from thee troublesumly enlarged cru !!
Thee continuously delightful mishy mash ovta old ‘and knew be uninteruptingly variable n relentless awl at same thyme.
(only slightly) Crazy peoples enjoying sum moist marvellous helsmings…..
Tizbut quite sum ‘ers ‘and minutes, interupted bye severn reasonably proportioned aquafalls, followed buy just ‘ay phew seconds in witch we find ourshelves anchored close two (Bloody) Bonners Gate & thee duo o’ “Dogs of Alcibiades” two.
Friday 19th July F’aaaarrrggh !!! two many pyrates on board last phew weaks. Aye’ll bludgeon yee skirvey scallywags and make yee walk thee plank !! Aaaarrrggh !!! Dat bee wot meany tufty Pyrate Cap’n Black Bart Aaaarrrggh !!! !!! Cried (wot know tears) !! 1st mate sneakelly told awl ovem just t’ stand up, a phew seconds oar moor (when no’won weir looking) aft making a BIG Splosh. As t’ current watery channel ain’t two deep. In fact itz actually a small number ov toely digits deeper than three. Feet is. Smelly wins at that !!
Saturday 20th July So You two oar three (sumthymes fore) bloggetts oat their will liklies probably know Skip is ‘earing onthee kinda moderately bonkers quayside o’ Bart World. And thatby t’ end ovthee matter. Four niao. At least. On two moor important matters ov interest. Mayhaps !! Cru o’ eight legs n many toes ‘and occasional paws n claws take t’ wanderings. Along towpath Mile End weir their bee t’ Finely Floating M’Aaaarrrggh’ket. Bustlingly busy. Huge array o’ different gudes. Foodlies. Grog. Talented Singers & masterly Musicians two. Wot could go wrong. NUTTING !!! Ye Silly Foo’ells !! We continue on t’ Limehouse and won
BIG Beast thatby t’ River Thames. E’en windier down ‘ear !!
Very Lively oat their. Write Choppy.
Choppy We Said !! Aaaarrrggh !!! Mayhaps ‘ay tittle Boisterous two.
Hallingly toes Gargantuan
Billy BARGE up Very Squally Thames
Moor craft whizzing aboat. Trip Boats, Speed boats
n furry Cilla Cat
Slices threw d’ chop
as sailing yachts
spring, skip, hop & dance
as they make their whey
Blastingly onwoods down stream
Definitely knot a watery path in witch Bart World will voyage. E’en when calm. F’Aaaarrrggh !!! Two BIG, WIDE & BUSY !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
Aft savouring t’ e’er changing scene four quite sum wyle The Grapes (established whey aft in 1583) provides muchly salt calm n refreshment. Delightful !! Darlings !!!
Return we do tadat plaice o’ varied wonders, settling down two enjoy t’live music. T’weir Awl Great. Ty’red n warnout t’ ohm n bunk won ‘and awl return.
Sunday 21st July So aft washing clean n soggily ‘anging
RoxyChicKnits izbee trading awl well n Gude.
Monday 22nd July Moor washing !! Eye Know !!! MAD !!! Bean gitting quite stinky. ‘And dats moor than just t’ clothely garments.
RCK Fully Operational & RC On Guard !!!
Wiggle ! (& ‘ay BIG Woof) Wiggle !! WIGGLE !!!
Tuesday 23rd July Thyme has come. Two crews we shall chuggens. Wiv Lister n matie chums guiding hour (back) passage two ‘ay Major Aqua’refresh amongst udder moor aromatic dooshings backed up bye moor than just ‘ay Lough Keepers assistance. Downwardly mobile we weir. Now ‘orizontals Barticus floats t’ Mile End Fjord aft considerable voyagings o’ leagues d’ plentifulls.
Wednesday 24th July We Aaaarrrggh !!! !!! Drippingly sweltering Muchly like moist ovyue might well bee. Blooming HOT it iz !! Eyes Lovely !!! Wide Beam Isabella ‘and her Lovely Cru appear threw t’ shimmering haze. Bart re’aquaints, returning t’ favour from recent Paddington ‘arbour anchorage. Fancy that !! Yes Please Sir !!! Nudge ! Nudge !! Wink ! Wink !! Say Know Moor !!! Know Wot Eye Mean !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
Quite Simple MAD !!!
BIG Olde Hercules thee (silent H) ‘orse enjoys a Very Well Earnt Restfulness. ‘Eavy ‘ard work tiz boat lugging Lark !! He can shirtenly tell ya dat !!!
Roxy shares t’ relaxations
Wid Hercules ‘and Friends
We Must Knot forget Emmeline Pankhurst (born Emiline Goulden) & her thousands o’ female comrades in the “Women’s Social and Political Union” & beyond….
Thursday 25th July Tiz still quite Hot n Sticky. And Relax…….
Friday 26th July Very Soggy. Hunker Down. Neighbours come round later t’ throw loads o’ very fruity brown all o’er t’plaice…….
Saturday 27th July So! Similar t’ yesterday. O’er t’ next (boat) door later.
Sunday 28th July Sunday. Tiz day o’ rest. Ain’t it ?
Roxy Chick takes charge. Salting cru oat !!
Bunting up. Goods displayed. Thunder Birds Aaaarrrggh !!!! Go……….
Monday 29th July
Still ‘ere ! Still Trading !! Woof ! Woof !! Woof !!!
Tuesday 30th July Their izbee likely chumlie maties arriving in port on dis slightly, butt only mildly moist day……. Actually becomes moor than just dat. Blooming Wet if truth bee told !! Fruity Brown Sauce is d’ name ovthee game today. Wot a Fine Daize Pleasantries & Fun indeed !! Aaaarrrggh !!! Finished off moist Scrumptiously at t’ Camel Pub, Globe Town with Pie (huge selection) n Mash Salmagundi. Awl washed down wid d’ lowcal finest grog d’ Ale…. Eyes Luverly !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
Wednesday 31st July We Aaaarrrggh !!! going on ‘ay reversible journey. Trio o’ lochs down t’ Limehouse, aboat turn & climb back up dose chambers t’ git back weir we started. Take F’Aaaarrrggh !!! two longly. We ‘av a muchly better plan. Aft sadly goodbyes to ‘our knew boatly matie friend……..
Lister chuggenly warmed. Boatly neighbour Isabell dispatched. Ciao fore niao !!
Bart reverses t’ aft.
Continuing sternly along aqua’green
Yep !! Tiz thee direction o’ travellings
Still Going. Knot two many strange lukes from passing, lowcal strangers.
Wot FUN !! We ‘av arrived at Duckett Junction
Let t’ real FUN begin !!
‘av’ent lost her yet
Bit close t’ junction wally bridge likely. Knot Too impact close. Fortunately.
Nice won Helmsperson.
Gitting a tittle dizzy niao
Last smidge & a priddy Fine 180 aboat turn aft a confidently extended reversals passed many a static. Sumbody seams t’ bee Extremely Pleased wiv ’em shelves. Might bee close t’ pushing ’em int’ canal if they ain’t caerphilly aboat dat ‘ead size. Climb Old Forde Lock we do. Watered, rubbished, elsaned. Weir off……
Like t’ idea ovold style outside (in dis particular sternly) toilet facilities !!
passing Victoria Park four t’ last thyme this year we tinks
& ContainerVille two.
Sea’n thee floating shed in a fare phew plaices during ‘our recent traversings. Thee basement is almoist as roomy as t’ ground (water) floor.
Just an’udder canalised scenely waterscape
Pure craftspersonship. Knot a boat. Just a ship.
Knot shore we would bee awl dat keen t’ make full use ovtee slide
‘ay glorious bird in flight high above t’ Londinium rooftops
A moist simply Beautiful Waterfallings
Working boat enroute t’ Sturt’s loch just aft hour departure
city Road climbing wall o’ water just roand t’ corner
Final approach too Islington Tunnel o’ murky darkness
Opened in 1818. At both ends. Thankfully !!
Two different lightweight “constructions”
‘ay knot uncommon, heartbreaking sight of homelessness !!! just Awful !!! !!!
Fantast’eak artis’tree above. Great t’ sea !!
Nutting won can say
Varied sights, sum unusually on top o’ buildings
do knot allow any passing motorist (oar boatly person)
any fat chance o’ creaping t’woods boardum bordering falling ‘ay sleepness.
Gorgeous doggy oar 1st mate
Their he/she is agin !!
Upwardly mobile we weir arisings
Samson t’ Mighty Mammoth ovay Tug looking Marvellous
Lovely mix ov architectural wanders Aaaarrrggh !!! persistently relentless
Tiz knot just t’ water that bee green aroand ‘ear maties
Witch won o’ deez water fallings shall we choose t’ climb dis thyme !!
Finally at top o’trio d’ aquelevators
nb:Bartholomew Robert’s 1682 – 1722 joins extended ‘orizontals
swimming two n threw thee 1814 Maida Hill taperingly tube o’ Darkness
witch bee flushing Bart too’woods Tittle Venice (TV)
‘and threw t’ Big Widely islander pools
Suddenly squeezzingly tightly white
two an unexpectedly sufficiently proportioned ‘parking’ space.
Didnee tink wead git in ‘ear !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
Quite a pleasant thickly lush lawn when ya tink aboat it.
Thursday 1st August Their will bea sum moor crewsly swimmings.
Too distinctly different types o’ wetly lawn mowers out did morn, chomping savagely at grassy crust. Knot to early ‘ay start dis morn,
Glidingly a’top thee wondrously magical verdurous liquidscape. Heading on a westerly tack if I may bee soo bold matie bloggets…….
o’ Fascinationa wear artistry
meats creativity mixed wid just ‘ay tittle expressiveness.
And it just keeps gitting Better
n Better. Just knead day oar to, two stop n Luke proper like maties.
Buildings continue t’ grow oat thee ground at a quite alarming rate in many plaices round deaze ‘ere parts.
Under t’ mystical knot quite parallel rails flying above
Then Bart lurching aboat when maneuovrings by monster mechanical machinery grabbing rubbish from Barge create significant watery undulations. Oncoming vessel towing second craft also izbee affected by sloshingly liquid movements make for “interesting” phew moments four awl helmspersonages involved.
Moor strangely critters watch hour every passing move
until the Mass’eave Metalic BANGS ovthee pill driving Jack Hammer try t’ shake wins teeth from awl ‘our hens. If ya no wot eye mean. Nudge ! Nudge !! Wink ! Wink !!. Say ! No !! Moor !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
With our very ‘eres still wringing plumage still kneads tooby fluffed aboat
Leaving Utter Carnage in hour wake as usual !!
Tiz a slumberly sloe passaging o’ many fathoms witch lead craft n cru t’ Bulls Bridge Junftion weir sharp tack t’ port allows departure from Paddington Arm ‘and re’entree t’ Grand Junction Canal Proper.
A generally South heading slicing threw delightful countryside
Under wonderous brickwork curvitures, awl thee whey t’
Hanwell Lock Flight. Eight Lovely deeply wide lough chambers
topped off with Norwood loch. And is now a Very Hot aft’noon. FAB !!!
And hardly e’en bovered bye Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Last Brilliant Engineering idea, the Three Bridges. Railway whizzing bye under Canal, Road flying high above our waterway route. All at the same place. V Clever !!!
AND THAT OUR DEAR BLOGGETTS
and any udder tittle passes buy
Is the endly southern flowed ripples of the marvel they called the
Grand Junction Canal.
Now Call the Grand Union Canal.
TWO WEIR CAP’N BLACK BART Aaaarrrggh !!!
‘and is moistly Merrily Cru
Aye ! Aye !! Cap’n !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
Is oar is knot likely t’ crews we May ne’er no.
Might just ‘av t’ sea if ye can oar cannee find us…………..