chris potter | 1 Dec 08:49 2008
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Re: WW vote on CC (XP)

 

--- On Sun, 30/11/08, John <john768@...> wrote:

From: John <john768@...>
Subject: Re: [canals-list] WW vote on CC (XP)
To: canals-list@...
Date: Sunday, 30 November, 2008, 10:06 AM

Can anyone quantify the number of continious cruisers? I believe they perform a valuble service by keeping
the waterways used in the quiet times. They are able to highlight problems before thay become a major item.
Indeed at one time BW maintained a loaded narrowboat to be taken round the system, by volunteers from boat
clubsin the winter months, for just such a purpose. CKP

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Captain Beeky | 1 Dec 09:17 2008
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Meanwhile, on a cold morning in Cheshire

> http://aqueduct.dnsalias.com/cgi-bin/guestimage.html

Another marina under construction

Beeky

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Martin Clark | 1 Dec 11:23 2008
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Re: Meanwhile, on a cold morning in Cheshire

Captain Beeky wrote...
>> http://aqueduct.dnsalias.com/cgi-bin/guestimage.html
>
>Another marina under construction
>
On a cold morning in Cheshire, snow flakes in my eyes,
Warm smell of bacon, greeting the thin sunrise,
Up ahead in the distance, down the Cut on the right,
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim, I had to stop at the sight;

Pontoons stood where once fields lay, lines of moorings to sell,
And I was thinking to myself, this could be heaven or this could be 
hell.
Then she held up a windlass and she showed me the way
There were voices down the pontoon, I thought I heard them say...

"Welcome to Marina California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely base
Plenty of room at Marina California
Any time of year, you can find us here...."

She showed me the moorings, there were plenty to spare
They had a lot of pretty, pretty boats, that don't go anywhere.
So I called to the manager, "Just let me go free"
He said "We haven't had that spirit here since 2003."

Last thing I remember, I was tripping over a cleat
I had to find the passage back to the canal so sweet
"Relax", said the boater in the Captain hat, "They are programmed to 
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Steve Haywood | 1 Dec 11:29 2008

Re: Meanwhile, on a cold morning in Cheshire

Brilliant, Martin.

Steve

2008/12/1 Martin Clark <yahoo@...>

> Captain Beeky wrote...
> >> http://aqueduct.dnsalias.com/cgi-bin/guestimage.html
> >
> >Another marina under construction
> >
> On a cold morning in Cheshire, snow flakes in my eyes,
> Warm smell of bacon, greeting the thin sunrise,
> Up ahead in the distance, down the Cut on the right,
> My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim, I had to stop at the sight;
>
> Pontoons stood where once fields lay, lines of moorings to sell,
> And I was thinking to myself, this could be heaven or this could be
> hell.
> Then she held up a windlass and she showed me the way
> There were voices down the pontoon, I thought I heard them say...
>
> "Welcome to Marina California
> Such a lovely place
> Such a lovely base
> Plenty of room at Marina California
> Any time of year, you can find us here...."
>
> She showed me the moorings, there were plenty to spare
> They had a lot of pretty, pretty boats, that don't go anywhere.
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Baz Juniper | 1 Dec 11:30 2008
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Re: Meanwhile, on a cold morning in Cheshire


On 1 Dec 2008, at 10:23, Martin Clark wrote:

> On a cold morning in Cheshire, snow flakes in my eyes,

<snip>

Splendid - the Eagle has sounded!

Baz

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Captain Beeky | 1 Dec 11:46 2008
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Re: Meanwhile, on a cold morning in Cheshire


On 1 Dec 2008, at 10:29, Steve Haywood wrote:

> Brilliant, Martin.

ditto that  . . . . can you come and jangle that one out with your  
ukelele, at the gig ?

Beeky

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Bruce Napier | 1 Dec 11:57 2008
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Re: Meanwhile, on a cold morning in Cheshire


On 1 Dec 2008, at 10:29, Steve Haywood wrote:

> Brilliant, Martin.

Hear, hear!

But where's the long instrumental section?

;-}}
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All the best

Bruce

There are no strangers on the cut, only boaters we've yet to meet.

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Bruce Napier | 1 Dec 12:06 2008
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Re: Re: Licence fees - latest news


On 30 Nov 2008, at 21:20, Debbi wrote:

> I have to agree with Brian's comment about the time following up on
> reports of apparently unlicensed craft. For every complaint and
> report from good people like yourselves I have to spend time
> composing a suitable response having completed an investigation
> involving the team on the ground. Quite often the boat is actually
> licensed but not displaying. This time could possibly be better
> spent progressing enforcement cases.
That's why the online checker is so much better, as it tells you if  
the boat is in fact licensed.
>
> However, the information is always useful to my team which is why
> the on-line boat checker is there. I've only had one unlicensed
> craft in my area come through the online checker and it was already
> on our case list but it had moved position. The report through the
> on-line checker enabled us to locate the boat within 24 hrs and
> stick a Section 8 on it. The boat is now about to be towed away and
> crushed. So please use it as it is a useful tool.
>
Very good example, thanks Debbi. Don't lose heart!

Going back to my original trade for a moment, the problem is that  
behaviours that are not reinforced (ie rewarded) extinguish (ie  
stop). When you use the online checker, you get a page that says  
"thanks" right enough, but that really just reassures you that your  
report has got through.

It would be much more rewarding (and not difficult to arrange) if you  
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Bruce Napier | 1 Dec 12:08 2008
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Re: WW vote on CC (XP)


On 1 Dec 2008, at 07:49, chris potter wrote:

> Can anyone quantify the number of continious cruisers? I believe  
> they perform a valuble service by keeping the waterways used in the  
> quiet times. They are able to highlight problems before thay become  
> a major item. Indeed at one time BW maintained a loaded narrowboat  
> to be taken round the system, by volunteers from boat clubsin the  
> winter months, for just such a purpose. CKP
>
We've just discussed the measurement problem; see my post in the  
thread Licence fees - latest news, and the useful but gloomy response  
from Roger Millin.

When did BW do this bit with the loaded boat, Chris?
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All the best

Bruce
There are no strangers on the cut, only boaters we've yet to meet.

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Neil Arlidge | 1 Dec 12:56 2008
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Re: Meanwhile, on a cold morning in Cheshire

Martin Clark wrote:
> Captain Beeky wrote...
>>> http://aqueduct.dnsalias.com/cgi-bin/guestimage.html
>>
>> Another marina under construction
>>
> On a cold morning in Cheshire, snow flakes in my eyes,
> Warm smell of bacon, greeting the thin sunrise,
> Up ahead in the distance, down the Cut on the right,
> My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim, I had to stop at the sight...

Brillaiant!
I am glad you have now perfected the great TNC tradition of putting canals 
to popular pop tunes ;-)

How about a rousing chorus of "Barmby Dun" (to the tune of Galveston)?

..or Daingean - Pronounced Dangen (to the tune of Rawhide) ?

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Gmane