#69 River Brent flows converge with Tamēssa oar e’en Tamisiam. August/September 2019

Thurday 1st August 2019     Fore this day we ‘av crewsed F’Aaaarrrggh !!!  two many a furlong ‘and miles a’plenty until we find ourselves gently lowered int’ gently mild floatings in t’ waters ovthee River Brent. Nine ‘ers swimmings since a slightly late commencement o’ chuggenly duties at aboat ten hundred ‘er this morn. Madness !!

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Hot, ty’red, stinky, sweaty. You name it. We Aaaarrrggh !!!

Pyrates We Aaaarrrggh !!!  !!!

 

Friday 2nd August      ‘Ay muchly kneaded moor restfully relaxed awakens followed by nongrog hot liquid refreshment. Helps aching muscles, joints & grey matter gently warm up aft snoozely slumberings. Particularly wyle Cap’n Black Bart (quietly – Aaaarrrggh !!!) still snortingly snorz as he swings aboat in ‘is almoist unbelievadly comfortable, softly scrumptious hammock

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Lister quietly chunters a’whey in t’ fore water/ground

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Until cru bee ready. THEN  WHOOSH !!!

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Weir off…..

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Soonlies, Osterley ‘and Clitheroes almoist Mighty aquafalls ‘av

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fallen us t’ Brentford Levels

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wear cru spot a

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just a’boat enough space in witch two creepingly plaice ‘ay Bart.

Nicely done.

Thyme t’ visit lowcal stores and make Bartered four acquisitions. ‘oapfully t’ thoughtly belief dat old grumpy quartermaster ain’t actually really quite as grumpy azhee tries t’make oat. Sea if we can put dat Great BIG Cheeky Smirkly Smile back on ‘is chubby tittle face agin. Whose bean awl thee strak n kidney puddings maties ??   Aaaarrrggh !!!  !!!

Bet You Lot tought that weir fore t’ day.

Well.  Guess Wot.  You izbee Wrong !!!

Lister gits rudely re’awakened early e’ening.

Weaze going forrard on an extra tittle swimmings this eve………

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Saturday 3rd August      Such a Stupidly Earlier commencement ov

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Pyrate duties today. Almoist awl t’ cru Aaaarrrggh !!!  nearly as Grumpy as Cap’n Black Bart  Aaaarrrggh !!!  !!!   ‘and dat niao much ‘appier suet pudding eating q’master blokey !!

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River Brent water level hath arisen moor than just a couple of footly filled toes whilst we weir sleeping.

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Lister warming threw. Lines Slipped. BIG Aquachamber Here We Come…..

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Upper AND Lower Gates Awl Open

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Crews Straight Threw We Do. Never Done Dat Bee’fore

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Ciaio four niao Brentford AND Arrivederci Thames Lock

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‘Family’ Cru photograph

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an’udder won !!!

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Very Early Morn Tea Fore Two (of thee cru)

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Almoist beet Mr/Mrs/Ms up today.

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Mayhaps call it a draw on dis occasion

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Very close call though

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Richmond Bridge (relatively) Fast Approaching

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‘Sounds’ Interesting !!!

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Sumwot Disconcerting ‘aving Bart being pushed aboat dis whey n dat bye strong ebbs & flows as t’ River waters Aaaarrrggh !!!  receding.

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Definitely fighting against the ebbly flow on dis tidal voyage

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Much slower than ‘usual’

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Knot shore if should have started earlier oar later than “Stupid o’clock”

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Datz 5.00am two doze of yu bloggetts oat their in tuther worlds

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Eddies n watery forces thrust their wey round moor bridge stanchions

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Suddenly !!  Mill Pond !!!   And    Relax !!!  !!!

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Almoist their. Oar izit ‘ear. Won just ne’er quite really nose

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TEDDINGTON LOCKS

Knot for us. T’ port bee thee GARGANTUAN  BARGE  LOCK

First Built in 1904

Measuring  198.12 m (650 ft 0 in)  Lonngggg    Bye    7.54 m (24 ft 9 in)  Wide

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BIG  ain’t it

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aroand t’ starboard Bart slides

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Dis izthee won.  Thee Still   LARGE  LAUNCH  LOCK

First Built in 1811

Measuring 54.22 m (177 ft 11 in) Lonngggg   Bye    7.41 m (24 ft 4 in)  Wide

 

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Weir an extended tidal chuggens. Battling against the tide

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Never taken too ers bee’fore. Can relax niao

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Thyme t’ enjoy muchly ovthee non-tidal River Thames………

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Kingston ‘arbour well comes hour arrival in port. And it’s still early. MAD !!

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Humber Keel “Day Break” thrumbles bye

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Niao a paddle steamer

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Stunningly vibrant Jamaican bleue nightscenes two delight

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Thee peloton d’ peddlers whizzes bye

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Moist Pleasant fungal growth

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And We Have Take Off ………..

Sunday 4th August      Sow tiz thyme t’ depart Kingston Bay

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Moseley Loch prepares fore entree

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Arise Sir Moseley

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Beautiful 1930tiz craftly boat

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shares a well used Sunbury arisings

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Diesel Narrowboat Merchant steams on bye…..

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Walton on Thames provides moor than ample solitude

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Hull cleaning crue ‘av arrived

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E’en moor guests descend on Barticus

Monday 5th August      May knead t’ move on oat Walton

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Swishing threw Desborough Cut two

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and up Shepperton aquelevator

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Chertsey’s delightful River Thames vehicular crossing leads

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t’ namesake’s BIG Watery step

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Pentonhook aquascension soon invites nb:Bartholomew Robert’s 1682-1722

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Finelee grassy bank is moist Satisfactory

Tuesday 6th August      This staticness shall persist wyle skiply crue Barters fore wheely powered motion vehicular fore tamorros travels to ‘ay F’aaaarrrggh  !!!  ‘Aywhey land

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Wyle 1st Mate chills amongst thee intertwined grasses

Wednesday 7th August      We da pyrate crue o’ Pyrate Cap’n Black Bart  Aaaarrrggh !!!  izbee utilising hour wheely powered motor (plus an’udder muchly Bigger floatingly powered craft) under hunt fore knew deck ‘ands !!

Thursday 8th August to Who knows When…….

Picaroons Aaaarrrggh !!! ‘Av bean invested int’ Bartly crue

 

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‘And Let thee Summer Begin…

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Dizzyflying spin and soonly threw the slippery waterfall We Aaaarrrggh !!!

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Downstream widda flow…

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Nutting like a freshly aft’noon dip inta cool wide deep water

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Lady Lyndsey’s Lawn izbee a Fine anchorage indeed Aaaarrrggh !!!

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Desborough Island ‘and Walton Reach sublimely ripple on down

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Told You !  Real Tittle Picaroons !!  Aaaarrrggh !!!

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Awl tawhey too Hampton Court Palace We Slidingly Glide

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You Bloggetts just dognut believe sumthymes. Proper Tittle Picaroons !!!

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Tiz a grey n mildly moist, soggy e’en day

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Kings Lawn below t’Big Scarey Sunbury Weir bee a moist pleasant stop

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Quick Skip !   Get on oar yewl bee portly left behind t’ stern yue  fu’ell !!!

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Cheers Matie ! !! !!!   Aaaarrrggh !!!  !!!

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Cruely Picaroons n Skippet promoted t’ lochy keepers

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Come on Tittle Picaroons !   Heave on dat Line !!  Aaaarrrggh !!!  !!!

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Swimmings two Lammas Land Aaaarrrggh !!!  saddened bye chippy chopping of such a Beautifully Fine specimen

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Dunnee no wotz going on in their me ‘earties. Shipmates !!  Aaaarrrggh !!!

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Bellweir Monster Chamber ascends crue n craftly Barty t’higher aqualevels

Sunday 18th August      Wot ‘ay Tyringly Exhausting FUN Phew Daize hour slightly enlarged crue o’ Pyrates ‘av Enjoyed !!!    Sea ya laider Wonderfull Tittle Picaroons !!!   AAAARRRGGH !!!  !!!

NOW WE KNEAD ‘AY REST !   DEEP BREATH !!   And RELAX !!!

Monday 19th August      We Have ‘ay Knew Pyrate arrive dis aft’noon

Tuesday 20th August      Crews from Egham on dis Fine morn

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With just Won Picaroon added to hour crue on dis occasion

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Aft a splendiferous Kingfisher (tasty bleue) munchies lunch, picaroon bee dispatched off ohm and Bart’s off swimming. Just a phew moor ripples.

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‘Av arrived bye t’ Palace on such a Gorgeous e’ening !  Wonderful !!

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Kingston upon Thames Barge Walk bee a Delightful Plaice t’ anchorage

Monday 26th August      nuff  ov dis slumbering aboat. Power Olde Lister awaken. Slip dose lines. Engage !  Aye Aye Cap’n !! Aaaarrrggh !!!

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Bizzy Bank Holiday Monday River Traffic

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Well o’er an er waite below every huge aquastep. Soo many boats. BIG n small. Tiz OK wiv us. Just chilling  !!!    Aaaarrrggh !!!   !!!

 

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Getting late niao.  Trip boat izbee ers late. Behind schedule sumwot !!

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Penton Hook invites Bart in fore a calmly ascension

P1060233P1060238P1060240P1060242P1060243 Glorious end to a Long old crews

Tuesday 27th August      Their Aaaarrrggh !!!   fathoms & leagues

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of calmly flowing waters beyond ‘and above hour travellings….

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Aft quartermasterly larder refuelling stop at Egham, proceed we do

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Waive n ‘ay tittle curtsy for Her Majesty as Bart n cru glide gracefully bye

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Boveney supplies muchly required aquabreak bee’fore continuance

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Skip, Skippet, 1st Mate, Bart ‘and awl tittle picaroons just keep moving, climbing any watery obstacle dat May oar may knot present itself

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Knot so Silly Old Git relaxing their inta shade.

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Know Bartly sized ‘gaps’ amongst thee trees o’ Cliveden Reach’s wood lined boulevard so onwards & upwoods to Cookham we Aaaarrggh !!!   Forced

Wednesday 28th August      Wot A Knight We Had. Wine, Ale, Cider, Gins of awl colours ‘and udder liquids know body should want to find oat aboat.

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Pyrate Cap’n Murk n cru o’ Scoundrels Aaaarrrggh !!!  Awlweys Trouble !!!

Just wot t’ Pyratey Witch Doctor ordered. Late awakens dis morn !!!

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Diesel narrowboat Merchant calls bye for just a tittle Lister refreshment

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Almoist “Powering” threw Deep Wide River. Bart’s heart beating Hard

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Henley’s Famous Rowing Reach guides we awl safely threw n arising Marsh

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That weir n extended voyage wiv neily three er wait for Merchant earlier. Don’t matter though. Well worth it. At least ‘is price bee sensible f’ these ‘ear parts. Nutting much cheap roand dis widely waterscape.

Thursday 29th August      Though it hath tabee noted inta log.

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Swim on……

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Baby bathing thyme in Caversham ripples

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Furry critters swimming aboat in Goring aquelevator

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Big Lad

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Benson lock island proves ideal fore a well earnt restings

Friday 30th August      Fore, shall we e’er arrive at hour destinations…..

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Shillingford flows to n passed waters meeting near Dorchester weir River Thame ‘and River Thames converge in an almoist turbulant melee. Niao thee Isis evolves intwo Bart’s aquapath d’ companion, guiding us forrard, climbing up Day’s aquelevator so we can bid a pleasant Ga’day to boys n girls alike.

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Clifton flows upstream threw wonderously luscious green lands

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Culham ripples along, Awl tawey t’ Lovely Abingdon.

Saturday 31st August      Shore don’t no wear we Aaaarrrggh !!!  niao.

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Oh Yeh !! We remember now. Abingdon. Low’cals Aaaarrrggh !!!  a moist acceptably agreeable lot. Must be why we like it ‘ear. Skip spies a familiar craft onta ‘orizon. T’ Goodship Sapphire and ‘er cru. With won ting ‘and an’udder thyme duth knot permit fair n proper chance for a real splash o’ Good old fashioned Fruity Brown Sauce. Why do dat ‘happen sumthymes. Knot fair oar just. Till next thyme maties !!  Aaaarrrggh !!!

An’udder familiar face appears later. Olde Cap’n o’ retired HMS Renaisance joins us fore ‘ay moist Scrumptiously Tasty Salmagunchi Feast washed down wid a tipple o’ warm grod oar two. Extremely Satisfying !!!

Sunday 1st September      Swimming up River on a Gorgeously Fine day

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Health n Safety Gone e’en moor Bonkers !!

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Attractively handsome craft passes hour floatingly powered ohm t’port

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Theirs gunna bee carnage any minute

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nb:Bartholomew Robert’s 1682-1722 a’rose t’ Big n becalming Sand’Ford reserving waterfall finally battles troublesum breeze ‘and oncoming craft t’ reversings two aft, passed a phew udder craft so Cap’n Black Bart   Aaaarrrggh !!!  ‘and ‘is  cru  Aye !  Aye !!  Cap’n !!!  Aaaarrrggh !!! !!! manage sneak in moist acceptable parking plaice. Oh !  Yes !!

Niao we static’fy early today to investigate a troublesum concerning problem with helmsperson controls.

T’ windy handle ting at thee stern….

Knot shore why controlling Lister becoming an increasingly worry…….

Work to do…….

 

Monday 2nd September      Muchly Beautiful Bright n colourful

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Chuggens via Iffley magically vertical traversings

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Passed t’ “Head of the River” as thee Isis

P1060554P1060555P1060556P1060557 escorts craft n cru upliftingly in Osney aquachamber weir a tightly Bartly squeeze fits in. Just !  Perfeck !!  We bee Pyrates  Aaaarrrggh !!!  !!!  

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Would You Adam n Eve it !!   Only bean ‘ere a cup’ell o’daize ‘and guess appears oat ovthee murkiness. T’ Kiwi Th’owd Fettler. Know kidding.

Tuesday 3rd September      Sternly aft neighbours ‘ac crept off.

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Kiwi cru stuck t’starboard. ‘And an’udder reprobate niao creeps up behind.

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Fettler ‘as whizzed ahead n niao Leapy hath impatiently charged bye, with ‘ay defected skippet.  Skip n 1st Mate, Lister n chumlies awl struggling along on there own with Big old Bart.

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Exactly Girls. An Udder Fine scrape……

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Wild ‘orses roam these ear planes

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Port Meadow izbee a wide open expanse

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Godstone water climb ascends hour trio d’convoy to a temporary parking plaice oar two, fore an inspection ov ancient ruins o’ Godstowe Abbey.

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Red two port upstream (Red t’ Starboard downstream)

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Green to Starboard upstream  (Green t’ port downstream)  Don’t Fore’get

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Oh !   Dear !!   They Found Us Agin !!!  Hear They Come

 

 

Wednesday 4th September      We ‘av work to do to day……….

 

Thursday 5th September      The udder won ‘as crept up t’aft niao two

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oar was dat three ?

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SwinFjord Meadow has sum very friendly residence, who patrol thee neighbourhood moist frequently.

Friday 6th September      Fine day four a watery expedition……

 

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Knot dat fine really. Wee bit dull. Grey ya no !

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Winkie Well aquastep tiz only a smite slimey upon ascension. Specially wid awl trio d’ convoy squashed in Good n Proper !!  Aaaarrrggh !!!

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Tiz butt a sharp tack t’ port n Farmoor Bay proves moist suitable fore hour kneads.

Late, in t’ darkly ers Skip troops off four many a furlong. League e’en, to sea Suffolk Pyrates safely int’ neighbouring Vally ‘arbour. Bit Too Black. E’en four Black Bart Aaaarrrggh !!!   Mayhaps check em oat tamorra. Just t’ make shore they be ta writely lot who they recon thaiz bee.

Saturday 7th September      So, we Aaaarrrggh !!!  bidding Sadly Fond fair thee wells t’ Kiwi Pyrates who bee off to moor southern climbs. Ciao Fore Niao Boatly chumlies. Niao cru knead checking dose lot who bumped there whey inta ‘arbour d’ Valley in t’ wee dinghy dark ‘ers early dis morn…….

Sunday 8th September      S

 

 

Weir tathee shall Bartly boat n pyrately cru chuggenly glide…..

Mayhaps oar knot we crews on Dis Moist Pleasant aquaworld  !

Who Knows !!

Who e’en cares  !!!

We izbee Buccaneeringly Marauding Pyrates    Aaaarrrggh !!!  !!!

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