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 !!
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
Lister quietly chunters a’whey in t’ fore water/ground
Until cru bee ready. THEN WHOOSH !!!
Soonlies, Osterley ‘and Clitheroes almoist Mighty aquafalls ‘av
fallen us t’ Brentford Levels
wear cru spot a
just a’boat enough space in witch two creepingly plaice ‘ay Bart.
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………
Saturday 3rd August Such a Stupidly Earlier commencement ov
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 !!
River Brent water level hath arisen moor than just a couple of footly filled toes whilst we weir sleeping.
Lister warming threw. Lines Slipped. BIG Aquachamber Here We Come…..
Upper AND Lower Gates Awl Open
Crews Straight Threw We Do. Never Done Dat Bee’fore
Ciaio four niao Brentford AND Arrivederci Thames Lock
‘Family’ Cru photograph
an’udder won !!!
Very Early Morn Tea Fore Two (of thee cru)
Almoist beet Mr/Mrs/Ms up today.
Mayhaps call it a draw on dis occasion
Very close call though
Richmond Bridge (relatively) Fast Approaching
‘Sounds’ Interesting !!!
Sumwot Disconcerting ‘aving Bart being pushed aboat dis whey n dat bye strong ebbs & flows as t’ River waters Aaaarrrggh !!! receding.
Definitely fighting against the ebbly flow on dis tidal voyage
Much slower than ‘usual’
Knot shore if should have started earlier oar later than “Stupid o’clock”
Datz 5.00am two doze of yu bloggetts oat their in tuther worlds
Eddies n watery forces thrust their wey round moor bridge stanchions
Suddenly !! Mill Pond !!! And Relax !!! !!!
Almoist their. Oar izit ‘ear. Won just ne’er quite really nose
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
BIG ain’t it
aroand t’ starboard Bart slides
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
Weir an extended tidal chuggens. Battling against the tide
Never taken too ers bee’fore. Can relax niao
Thyme t’ enjoy muchly ovthee non-tidal River Thames………
Kingston ‘arbour well comes hour arrival in port. And it’s still early. MAD !!
Humber Keel “Day Break” thrumbles bye
Niao a paddle steamer
Stunningly vibrant Jamaican bleue nightscenes two delight
Thee peloton d’ peddlers whizzes bye
Moist Pleasant fungal growth
And We Have Take Off ………..
Sunday 4th August Sow tiz thyme t’ depart Kingston Bay
Moseley Loch prepares fore entree
Arise Sir Moseley
Beautiful 1930tiz craftly boat
shares a well used Sunbury arisings
Diesel Narrowboat Merchant steams on bye…..
Walton on Thames provides moor than ample solitude
Hull cleaning crue ‘av arrived
E’en moor guests descend on Barticus
Monday 5th August May knead t’ move on oat Walton
Swishing threw Desborough Cut two
and up Shepperton aquelevator
Chertsey’s delightful River Thames vehicular crossing leads
t’ namesake’s BIG Watery step
Pentonhook aquascension soon invites nb:Bartholomew Robert’s 1682-1722
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
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
‘And Let thee Summer Begin…
Dizzyflying spin and soonly threw the slippery waterfall We Aaaarrrggh !!!
Downstream widda flow…
Nutting like a freshly aft’noon dip inta cool wide deep water
Lady Lyndsey’s Lawn izbee a Fine anchorage indeed Aaaarrrggh !!!
Desborough Island ‘and Walton Reach sublimely ripple on down
Told You ! Real Tittle Picaroons !! Aaaarrrggh !!!
Awl tawhey too Hampton Court Palace We Slidingly Glide
You Bloggetts just dognut believe sumthymes. Proper Tittle Picaroons !!!
Tiz a grey n mildly moist, soggy e’en day
Kings Lawn below t’Big Scarey Sunbury Weir bee a moist pleasant stop
Quick Skip ! Get on oar yewl bee portly left behind t’ stern yue fu’ell !!!
Cheers Matie ! !! !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
Cruely Picaroons n Skippet promoted t’ lochy keepers
Come on Tittle Picaroons ! Heave on dat Line !! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
Swimmings two Lammas Land Aaaarrrggh !!! saddened bye chippy chopping of such a Beautifully Fine specimen
Dunnee no wotz going on in their me ‘earties. Shipmates !! Aaaarrrggh !!!
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
With just Won Picaroon added to hour crue on dis occasion
Aft a splendiferous Kingfisher (tasty bleue) munchies lunch, picaroon bee dispatched off ohm and Bart’s off swimming. Just a phew moor ripples.
‘Av arrived bye t’ Palace on such a Gorgeous e’ening ! Wonderful !!
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 !!!
Bizzy Bank Holiday Monday River Traffic
Well o’er an er waite below every huge aquastep. Soo many boats. BIG n small. Tiz OK wiv us. Just chilling !!! Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
Getting late niao. Trip boat izbee ers late. Behind schedule sumwot !!
Penton Hook invites Bart in fore a calmly ascension
Glorious end to a Long old crews
Tuesday 27th August Their Aaaarrrggh !!! fathoms & leagues
of calmly flowing waters beyond ‘and above hour travellings….
Aft quartermasterly larder refuelling stop at Egham, proceed we do
Waive n ‘ay tittle curtsy for Her Majesty as Bart n cru glide gracefully bye
Boveney supplies muchly required aquabreak bee’fore continuance
Skip, Skippet, 1st Mate, Bart ‘and awl tittle picaroons just keep moving, climbing any watery obstacle dat May oar may knot present itself
Knot so Silly Old Git relaxing their inta shade.
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.
Pyrate Cap’n Murk n cru o’ Scoundrels Aaaarrrggh !!! Awlweys Trouble !!!
Just wot t’ Pyratey Witch Doctor ordered. Late awakens dis morn !!!
Diesel narrowboat Merchant calls bye for just a tittle Lister refreshment
Almoist “Powering” threw Deep Wide River. Bart’s heart beating Hard
Henley’s Famous Rowing Reach guides we awl safely threw n arising Marsh
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.
Baby bathing thyme in Caversham ripples
Furry critters swimming aboat in Goring aquelevator
Benson lock island proves ideal fore a well earnt restings
Friday 30th August Fore, shall we e’er arrive at hour destinations…..
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.
Clifton flows upstream threw wonderously luscious green lands
Culham ripples along, Awl tawey t’ Lovely Abingdon.
Saturday 31st August Shore don’t no wear we Aaaarrrggh !!! niao.
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
Health n Safety Gone e’en moor Bonkers !!
Attractively handsome craft passes hour floatingly powered ohm t’port
Theirs gunna bee carnage any minute
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
Chuggens via Iffley magically vertical traversings
Passed t’ “Head of the River” as thee Isis
escorts craft n cru upliftingly in Osney aquachamber weir a tightly Bartly squeeze fits in. Just ! Perfeck !! We bee Pyrates Aaaarrrggh !!! !!!
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.
Kiwi cru stuck t’starboard. ‘And an’udder reprobate niao creeps up behind.
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.
Exactly Girls. An Udder Fine scrape……
Wild ‘orses roam these ear planes
Port Meadow izbee a wide open expanse
Godstone water climb ascends hour trio d’convoy to a temporary parking plaice oar two, fore an inspection ov ancient ruins o’ Godstowe Abbey.
Red two port upstream (Red t’ Starboard downstream)
Green to Starboard upstream (Green t’ port downstream) Don’t Fore’get
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
oar was dat three ?
SwinFjord Meadow has sum very friendly residence, who patrol thee neighbourhood moist frequently.
Friday 6th September Fine day four a watery expedition……
Knot dat fine really. Wee bit dull. Grey ya no !
Winkie Well aquastep tiz only a smite slimey upon ascension. Specially wid awl trio d’ convoy squashed in Good n Proper !! Aaaarrrggh !!!
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 !!! !!!