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what do i need to kno
He is a snooker - ex-snooker player - and is an unknown quantity
A few days in the sun, on a barge getting pissed driving it in the countryside. Going through some locks, dropping anchor next to a pub in the evening. Bit of a BBQ. Sounds great.
especially excited by locks. they always seemed amazing to me as a kid
Might go for a walk at the weekend.
i'm going to start at rugby
Nice ones at Hatton and Long Itchington.
As they pretty much lose out on the (very rich) Chinese tourism market as It is nearly impossible to say Barge in a Chinese accent. Go On try it...You will just end up as I did Gurning and spitting down your beard.
any lulls in the fun can be filled with hilarious rhyme-based jokes
and if you're in a mad rush to get through about 15 locks in an hour and a half in order to watch the first England game of the 2010 world cup don't get stuck behind an elderly couple who refuse to be helped to do it faster.
make sure you or someone else is keeping a look out for low bridges. nearly lost my head a few times that way
i was looking forward to sitting on the top of it. i must be ware
Can't go wrong. You can also chortle a halloo to passers-by.
I'm pretty sure no-one in the history of time has played this song whilst being on a nautical vehicle before
Only advice I'd give is make sure you empty out the sewage tank every 3-4 days, it can last longer, but you don't want to be known as the poo boat. Also try to poo elsewhere, in places such as pubs, as much as you can.
you ought to have chariots of fire playing
you slide the brown wood along where the brick sticks up and that uncovers the portal at the bottom of the canal to let water through to the portal at the top of the lock bit and then the water goes to the place where it is needed/not needed. the name lock is strange, it suggests there should be some sort of key but apparently that isn't the case
Anywhere good/cheap to do it around London?
people living on houseboats get angry and shake their fists at you. it's great fun
Prepare to be bored.
either through the speakers or even the headphones. how do i fix it. i actually was planning on taking it though
he'll be hanging on a boat.
or a canal boat, a narrowboat? I used to go on narrowboat holidays as a kid. Great stuff, rolling countryside, lockside pubs, lazy days in the sun. Probably a lot more expensive than when my parents started going in the 70s, but I have been meaning to organise it as an adult with my own friends and kids for some time.
it was like £84 each for 20 odd of us
don't call it a barge, it won't a barge.
it'll be great though...
it was ace (no locks, you just need to learn how to tie the knot to tie up the boat at night). Saw a lot of herons. Listened to The Lonely Island's On A Boat a lot. There was a good bit where we listened to Ennio Morricone while going fast across one of the broad bits of the Norfolk Broads.