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Title: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 23, 2017, 06:53:09 PM
Item on the local news includes a call for volunteers.............. rubschin:

I have quite a lot of free time and have been thinking about something to get myself out of the house rubschin:

I like canals cloud9:

I have therefore volunteered to be a canal lock-keeper angel1

What can possibly go wrong? rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on January 23, 2017, 07:14:58 PM
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Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 23, 2017, 07:16:05 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on January 23, 2017, 07:18:19 PM
All in a day's work

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Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 23, 2017, 07:18:38 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: apc2010 on January 23, 2017, 07:23:30 PM
Item on the local news includes a call for volunteers.............. rubschin:

I have quite a lot of free time and have been thinking about something to get myself out of the house rubschin:

I like canals cloud9:

I have therefore volunteered to be a canal lock-keeper angel1

What can possibly go wrong? rubschin:

Free house ....... rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 23, 2017, 07:24:44 PM
Thanks. Make mine a double. And a half of mild for Uncle  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: apc2010 on January 23, 2017, 07:27:18 PM
Thanks. Make mine a double. And a half of mild for Uncle  :thumbsup:

 eeek: eeek:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on January 23, 2017, 07:29:22 PM
Why at this time they were asking for volunteers?


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Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 23, 2017, 07:29:48 PM
 rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on January 23, 2017, 07:57:42 PM
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happy001
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 23, 2017, 07:59:18 PM
 evil:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 23, 2017, 10:36:15 PM
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Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 24, 2017, 09:14:15 AM
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Quote from: Nick
Damn it, that wasn't meant to happen.  redface:


 rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 24, 2017, 10:14:30 AM
I have been invited to an meeting about it  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on January 24, 2017, 10:21:47 AM
I have been invited to an meeting about it  cloud9:
Top Tip:  don't travel by boat to it, best to arrive on time, sober and not all sweaty from multiple lockery
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 24, 2017, 10:24:36 AM
Miss I is eager for me to take her up the Erewash asap cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on January 24, 2017, 10:26:49 AM
Miss I is eager for me to take her up the Erewash asap cloud9:
:thumbsup:

You sure she didn't say "'ere wash for a change"
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on January 24, 2017, 10:43:17 AM
I have been invited to an meeting about it  cloud9:

Top Tip: Wear a patch over one eye and talk like a pirate!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 24, 2017, 10:45:12 AM
 rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on January 24, 2017, 11:48:05 AM

(https://s29.postimg.org/fomvmjmlf/230px_Horatio_Mc_Callister.png) (https://postimg.org/image/fomvmjmlf/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 24, 2017, 11:49:07 AM
 cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 24, 2017, 01:44:34 PM
I have been invited to an meeting about it  cloud9:

Top Tip: Wear a patch over one eye and talk like a pirate!  :thumbsup:

Tip 2: Don't say "Avast behind"
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on January 24, 2017, 02:03:19 PM
I have been invited to an meeting about it  cloud9:

Top Tip: Wear a patch over one eye and talk like a pirate!  :thumbsup:

Tip 2: Don't say "Avast behind"

Or roger the cabin boy... facepalm:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on January 24, 2017, 02:56:03 PM
 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 24, 2017, 05:55:22 PM
Is this just a way of avoiding employing someone properly like ...is the Canal unionised?  lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 24, 2017, 08:18:13 PM
Is this just a way of avoiding employing someone properly like ...is the Canal unionised?  lol:

Delusions of grandeur You say?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 24, 2017, 08:42:03 PM
I have been invited to an meeting about it  cloud9:

Preemptive damage control you say....  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on February 25, 2017, 03:32:51 PM
First half day of training on Tuesday  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on February 25, 2017, 04:47:53 PM
First half day of training on Tuesday  cloud9:
Midlands Today will be essential viewing
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on February 25, 2017, 04:49:28 PM
 cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2017, 06:35:39 AM
 :dogrun:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on February 28, 2017, 08:01:43 AM
Hope it goes well Nick
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on February 28, 2017, 08:38:31 AM
Hope it goes well Nick

It won't...  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 28, 2017, 10:10:26 AM
I'm half expecting to hear about a Titanick stylee disaster...  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2017, 12:27:26 PM
What FUN!!

I get an uniform, an hat, choc biscuits and I have to go on a VHF Maritime radio course, like  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on February 28, 2017, 12:46:38 PM
What FUN!!

I get an uniform, an hat, choc biscuits and I have to go on a VHF Maritime radio course, like  cloud9:

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2017, 12:51:10 PM
And the lock gates are hydraulic so I have lots of different coloured buttons to press cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on February 28, 2017, 12:56:21 PM
And the lock gates are hydraulic so I have lots of different coloured buttons to press cloud9:

No windy handle...?  cry:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2017, 12:58:44 PM
Nope. And I can also control boat traffic lights  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 28, 2017, 01:12:59 PM
And the lock gates are hydraulic so I have lots of different coloured buttons to press cloud9:


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Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on February 28, 2017, 01:21:18 PM
And the lock gates are hydraulic so I have lots of different coloured buttons to press cloud9:


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 scared2:

scared2: scared2:

lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2017, 01:23:18 PM
It is a bit like that  redface:  and all the buttons are mahoosive  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on February 28, 2017, 01:24:36 PM
And the lock gates are hydraulic so I have lots of different coloured buttons to press cloud9:


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 scared2:


 scared2: scared2:


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Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2017, 03:24:26 PM
Anyhoo, I was here today  cloud9:
(https://s12.postimg.org/m6793qdmx/20170228_093904.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/m6793qdmx/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 28, 2017, 04:32:30 PM
Anyhoo, I was here today  cloud9:
(https://s12.postimg.org/m6793qdmx/20170228_093904.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/m6793qdmx/)

I'm guessing that is the 'before' picture...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on February 28, 2017, 04:40:42 PM
Anyhoo, I was here today  cloud9:
(https://s12.postimg.org/m6793qdmx/20170228_093904.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/m6793qdmx/)

You fell in you say?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on February 28, 2017, 04:42:42 PM
Anyhoo, I was here today  cloud9:
(https://s12.postimg.org/m6793qdmx/20170228_093904.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/m6793qdmx/)

And gone tomorrow...?  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2017, 04:46:27 PM
It's big and can take twelve narrow boats at once  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: apc2010 on February 28, 2017, 06:11:37 PM
It's big and can take twelve narrow boats at once  cloud9:

How many normal ones then......... rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2017, 06:12:26 PM
 evil:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 05, 2017, 03:19:21 AM
It is a bit like that  redface:  and all the buttons are mahoosive  cloud9:


http://youtu.be/b8DVFNMstZc (http://youtu.be/b8DVFNMstZc)

"I am Nick..."

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2017, 10:21:50 AM
First day of training with "Pam" yesterday.

Loads of Elf and Safety stuff, learned how to chuck rescue ropes properly like  angel1 and learned how to use a defibr  defibre debirel electric heart machine.

Got home and slept for 12 hours  redface:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 24, 2017, 09:01:11 AM
VHF Radio exam tomorrow. This text book is doing my head in  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on July 24, 2017, 10:01:16 AM
VHF Radio exam tomorrow. This text book is doing my head in  noooo:

Pimpsy...  Thumbs:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 24, 2017, 10:05:48 AM
VHF Radio exam tomorrow. This text book is doing my head in  noooo:

You only really need to remember 3 things:

1. "MAYDAY" - Standard Nickesque cock up, person in imminent danger and rescue urgently needed

2. "PAN PAN PAN" - Minor Nickesque cock up, person not in imminent danger but still serious and rescue needed.

3. "SECURITE" - Navigation hazard such as a submerged log or the Ginger Shambles in charge of a lock...

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 24, 2017, 10:08:16 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 24, 2017, 10:14:03 AM
VHF Radio exam tomorrow. This text book is doing my head in  noooo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OBZf0QdKdE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OBZf0QdKdE)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 25, 2017, 03:31:33 PM
I passed and I am now licenced to send Mayday messages  angel1 angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on July 25, 2017, 03:39:05 PM
I passed and I am now licenced to send Mayday messages  angel1 angel1

Yankee Alpha Yankee!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: boogs on July 25, 2017, 08:14:09 PM
I passed and I am now licenced to send Mayday messages  angel1 angel1

 Thumbs: Thumbs:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on July 25, 2017, 08:21:42 PM
I passed and I am now licenced to send Mayday messages  angel1 angel1
So they worked out they would be the only messages you'd ever need



Seriously:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: boogs on July 25, 2017, 08:43:22 PM
I passed and I am now licenced to send Mayday messages  angel1 angel1
So they worked out they would be the only messages you'd ever need



Seriously:  :thumbsup:

 lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Uncle Mort on July 29, 2017, 08:50:11 AM
Nick's first day in charge ends in chaos:


(https://s11.postimg.org/4yy9ffon3/barge.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4yy9ffon3/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on July 29, 2017, 09:23:38 AM
Nick's first day in charge ends in chaos:


(https://s11.postimg.org/4yy9ffon3/barge.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4yy9ffon3/)
lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 29, 2017, 02:55:41 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on July 30, 2017, 07:44:25 AM
Nick's first day in charge ends in chaos:


(https://s11.postimg.org/4yy9ffon3/barge.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4yy9ffon3/)
lol: lol: lol:
lol: lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 30, 2017, 06:58:18 PM
Nick's first day in charge ends in chaos:


(https://s11.postimg.org/4yy9ffon3/barge.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4yy9ffon3/)
lol: lol: lol:
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Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 30, 2017, 08:52:39 PM
Nick's first day in charge ends in chaos:


(https://s11.postimg.org/4yy9ffon3/barge.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4yy9ffon3/)
lol: lol: lol:
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 lol: lol: lol: lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: boogs on July 30, 2017, 09:45:46 PM
Nick's first day in charge ends in chaos:


(https://s11.postimg.org/4yy9ffon3/barge.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4yy9ffon3/)


 happy002 happy002 happy002
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 31, 2017, 06:08:24 AM
 evil:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 01, 2017, 11:40:19 AM
The canal and river trust is looking for "Ambassadors" to extol the wonders of canals at the Manchester Gay Pride Festival. Perhaps they are hoping a few would like to be taken up the Mersey  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 01, 2017, 12:46:46 PM
The canal and river trust is looking for "Ambassadors" to extol the wonders of canals at the Manchester Gay Pride Festival. Perhaps they are hoping a few would like to be taken up the Mersey  rubschin:

Well volunteered Mr Nick...
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 01, 2017, 12:47:46 PM
No, I decided to blow them out angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 01, 2017, 12:48:55 PM
No, I blew them out angel1

I take it they were impressed by your dedication to the ambassadorial role then...  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 01, 2017, 12:50:32 PM
No, I blew them out angel1

I take it they were impressed by your dedication to the ambassadorial role then...  whistle:

 drumroll:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Just One More on August 01, 2017, 05:39:12 PM
The canal and river trust is looking for "Ambassadors" to extol the wonders of canals at the Manchester Gay Pride Festival. Perhaps they are hoping a few would like to be taken up the Mersey  rubschin:


(https://s4.postimg.org/ujy6de2zd/canal_street.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ujy6de2zd/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 01, 2017, 05:40:51 PM
Mr Thread?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 01, 2017, 05:58:36 PM
The canal and river trust is looking for "Ambassadors" to extol the wonders of canals at the Manchester Gay Pride Festival. Perhaps they are hoping a few would like to be taken up the Mersey  rubschin:


(https://s4.postimg.org/ujy6de2zd/canal_street.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ujy6de2zd/)

happy001
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 01, 2017, 05:59:52 PM
 Spank2: Spank2: Spank2: Spank2: Spank2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 01, 2017, 06:01:02 PM
Spank2: Spank2: Spank2: Spank2: Spank2:

Ooooh, what an anal treet... Gayer:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 01, 2017, 06:06:23 PM
I will send a message to LL about you secret desires. angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 01, 2017, 11:02:26 PM
I will send a message to LL about you secret desires. angel1
She won't know which way to turn
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on August 02, 2017, 07:49:04 AM
I will send a message to LL about you secret desires. angel1
Give her a ring you say?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 07, 2017, 11:31:21 AM
Next training session booked for Monday angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 14, 2017, 06:11:06 AM
Get to work the hydraulics at Stoke Bardolph today  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 14, 2017, 06:16:00 AM
Get to work the hydraulics at Stoke Bardolph today  cloud9:


(https://s29.postimg.org/69cnvgatf/mt-stourbridge.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/69cnvgatf/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 14, 2017, 06:17:20 AM
 horn:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 14, 2017, 12:43:51 PM
Behold my knobs and buttons cloud9:
(https://s22.postimg.org/ymdppow65/IMG_0644_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ymdppow65/)



(https://s21.postimg.org/p3fdjq0c3/IMG_0645.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/p3fdjq0c3/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 14, 2017, 01:05:39 PM
Behold my knobs and buttons cloud9:
(https://s22.postimg.org/ymdppow65/IMG_0644_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ymdppow65/)



(https://s21.postimg.org/p3fdjq0c3/IMG_0645.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/p3fdjq0c3/)
Cor!   :thumbsup:

Just don't touch that red button . . .
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 14, 2017, 01:08:56 PM
I was having special practice with the red buttons, like  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 14, 2017, 02:33:15 PM
I was having special practice with the red buttons, like  cloud9:

The emergency button...? ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 14, 2017, 02:35:32 PM
 horn:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 14, 2017, 02:36:54 PM
horn:

The emergency klaxon...?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Just One More on August 15, 2017, 05:37:35 PM
I was having special practice with the red buttons, like  cloud9:


! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3WqBFPhdKM#)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 25, 2017, 01:48:31 PM
AN entertaining day at the lock. Highlight was the arrival of a very large and posh looking fibre glass cruiser closely followed by a bizarre home made boat modelled on the Batmobile. Owner/driver was a woman who looked like Catweazle. SHe was heading straight for the cruiser and yelled, "I am new to this, how do I stop?" eeek:

Ropes were thrown  noooo:

Turns out she had built it herself! She had no teeth and the roof of the boat was decorated with stuffed cats.

I asked where she was header for and she said she didn't know.
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: boogs on August 25, 2017, 01:51:30 PM
AN entertaining day at the lock. Highlight was the arrival of a very large and posh looking fibre glass cruiser closely followed by a bizarre home made boat modelled on the Batmobile. Owner/driver was a woman who looked like Catweazle. SHe was heading straight for the cruiser and yelled, "I am new to this, how do I stop?" eeek:

Ropes were thrown  noooo:

Turns out she had built it herself! She had no teeth and the roof of the boat was decorated with stuffed cats.

I asked where she was header for and she said she didn't know.

Sounds like a future friend for you  Nick  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on August 25, 2017, 02:22:16 PM
AN entertaining day at the lock. Highlight was the arrival of a very large and posh looking fibre glass cruiser closely followed by a bizarre home made boat modelled on the Batmobile. Owner/driver was a woman who looked like Catweazle. SHe was heading straight for the cruiser and yelled, "I am new to this, how do I stop?" eeek:

Ropes were thrown  noooo:

Turns out she had built it herself! She had no teeth and the roof of the boat was decorated with stuffed cats.

I asked where she was header for and she said she didn't know.

Sounds like a future friend for you  Nick  whistle:
Sofa virus for sure.
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 25, 2017, 07:58:18 PM
AN entertaining day at the lock. Highlight was the arrival of a very large and posh looking fibre glass cruiser closely followed by a bizarre home made boat modelled on the Batmobile. Owner/driver was a woman who looked like Catweazle. SHe was heading straight for the cruiser and yelled, "I am new to this, how do I stop?" eeek:

Ropes were thrown  noooo:

Turns out she had built it herself! She had no teeth and the roof of the boat was decorated with stuffed cats.

I asked where she was header for and she said she didn't know.

Sounds like a future friend for you  Nick  whistle:
prolly related to that murdering nut with the home made submarine in Denmark
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 25, 2017, 09:23:24 PM
AN entertaining day at the lock. Highlight was the arrival of a very large and posh looking fibre glass cruiser closely followed by a bizarre home made boat modelled on the Batmobile. Owner/driver was a woman who looked like Catweazle. SHe was heading straight for the cruiser and yelled, "I am new to this, how do I stop?" eeek:

Ropes were thrown  noooo:

Turns out she had built it herself! She had no teeth and the roof of the boat was decorated with stuffed cats.

I asked where she was header for and she said she didn't know.

Sounds like a future friend for you  Nick  whistle:

More evidence that Nick's position as the Alpha Mook causes like minded minions to flock to him.  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 26, 2017, 06:52:03 PM
First full day. Fabulous and my own pine wood and BBQ  cloud9: cloud9:

Doing another full day on Monday cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 26, 2017, 07:46:56 PM
I was having special practice with the red buttons, like  cloud9:

(https://www.healthrising.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/idiot-button-last-best-cure-series.jpg)

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 27, 2017, 06:42:54 AM
I had to press the BIG RED EMERGENCY BUTTON today    angel1

Some twat trying to impress his girlfriend fell overboard and was going to get sucked through the sluices ::).*
























*awaits jokes  ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 27, 2017, 06:55:54 AM
I had to press the BIG RED EMERGENCY BUTTON today    angel1

Some twat trying to impress his girlfriend fell overboard and was going to get sucked through the sluices ::).*
























*awaits jokes  ::)

shutup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: boogs on August 27, 2017, 08:13:51 AM
I had to press the BIG RED EMERGENCY BUTTON today    angel1

Some twat trying to impress his girlfriend fell overboard and was going to get sucked through the sluices ::).*

That's original anyway  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 27, 2017, 08:26:41 AM
I had to press the BIG RED EMERGENCY BUTTON today    angel1

Some twat trying to impress his girlfriend fell overboard and was going to get sucked through the sluices ::).*


happ096 Nick

Please say it's on video
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 27, 2017, 08:29:31 AM
Sadly not. I had my hands full*




























*awaits jokes  ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 27, 2017, 09:14:57 AM
I had to press the BIG RED EMERGENCY BUTTON today    angel1

Some twat trying to impress his girlfriend fell overboard and was going to get sucked through the sluices ::).*
























*awaits jokes  ::)

shutup:

 shutup: shutup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 28, 2017, 06:36:24 AM
Helping out at a festival thingy today  angel1 angel1

https://www.waterways.org.uk/events_festivals/festival_water/IWA_festival_water (https://www.waterways.org.uk/events_festivals/festival_water/IWA_festival_water)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 28, 2017, 10:39:42 AM
Helping out at a festival thingy today  angel1 angel1

https://www.waterways.org.uk/events_festivals/festival_water/IWA_festival_water (https://www.waterways.org.uk/events_festivals/festival_water/IWA_festival_water)

Hand quivering over the big red button?

Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 28, 2017, 11:28:03 AM
Helping out at a festival thingy today  angel1 angel1

https://www.waterways.org.uk/events_festivals/festival_water/IWA_festival_water (https://www.waterways.org.uk/events_festivals/festival_water/IWA_festival_water)

Hand quivering over the big red button?

IWA? Idiots With Attitude?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 28, 2017, 01:48:21 PM
My old school bus was there eeek: eeek:

They let me ding the bell  cloud9:
(https://s2.postimg.org/4di51ylol/IMG_0693_3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4di51ylol/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 28, 2017, 01:54:05 PM
My old school bus was there eeek: eeek:

They let me ding the bell  cloud9:
(https://s2.postimg.org/4di51ylol/IMG_0693_3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4di51ylol/)


(https://s11.postimg.org/ekmot8or3/Daimler_KPL_petrol-electric_DU_1251.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ekmot8or3/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 28, 2017, 02:10:35 PM
My old school bus was there eeek: eeek:

They let me ding the bell  cloud9:
(https://s2.postimg.org/4di51ylol/IMG_0693_3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4di51ylol/)


(https://s11.postimg.org/ekmot8or3/Daimler_KPL_petrol-electric_DU_1251.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ekmot8or3/)
I think that that is Mr Darwin, sir's, skool bus. whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on August 28, 2017, 02:42:38 PM
My old school bus was there eeek: eeek:

They let me ding the bell  cloud9:
(https://s2.postimg.org/4di51ylol/IMG_0693_3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4di51ylol/)


(https://s11.postimg.org/ekmot8or3/Daimler_KPL_petrol-electric_DU_1251.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ekmot8or3/)
I think that that is Mr Darwin, sir's, skool bus. whistle:

School bus?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 28, 2017, 02:43:28 PM
A big boy made me say it  redface:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 29, 2017, 04:05:40 PM
Assessment session with Len, my trainer, on the 5th and I will then be fully qualified  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2017, 05:38:46 PM
I can now go solo. I have an uniform and everyfink  cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 13, 2017, 05:43:46 PM
I can now go solo. I have an uniform and everyfink  cloud9: cloud9:

 scared2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2017, 05:50:20 PM
 angel1

WHat can possibly go wrong?
(https://s26.postimg.org/u0qd0p72d/IMG_0644_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/u0qd0p72d/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 13, 2017, 07:11:38 PM
angel1

WHat can possibly go wrong?
(https://s26.postimg.org/u0qd0p72d/IMG_0644_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/u0qd0p72d/)
A pink control panel?
 Gayer:
Have you been asked for a little tug along the towpath yet?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 13, 2017, 07:12:59 PM
angel1

WHat can possibly go wrong?
(https://s26.postimg.org/u0qd0p72d/IMG_0644_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/u0qd0p72d/)
A pink control panel?
 Gayer:
Have you been asked for a little tug along the towpath yet?

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2017, 07:15:44 PM
Not yet, but my hopes are high  eyes: eyes:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 13, 2017, 07:29:27 PM
Not yet, but my hopes are high  eyes: eyes:

Batwoman...? facepalm:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2017, 07:30:03 PM
 whistle:

Oh, I found that feet pic. Too good for you  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 13, 2017, 07:39:09 PM
whistle:

Oh, I found that feet pic. Too good for you  eveilgrin:

 sad32:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 13, 2017, 08:53:45 PM
I can now go solo. I have an uniform and everyfink  cloud9: cloud9:

It was a proud day for Nick when he was let off the leash and allowed to work the lock solo...

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTcR3ik-I2YKoTvG3KdWrG6G0xYO4uFczFcw1WHIGHEt0v2rJMP)

Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 01:41:15 PM
And first day going solo is this Saturday  cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 18, 2017, 01:55:08 PM
And first day going solo is this Saturday  cloud9: cloud9:

Excellent, it won't be busy at the weekend or anything like that...  Thumbs:











 scared2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2017, 02:00:11 PM
And first day going solo is this Saturday  cloud9: cloud9:

Excellent, it won't be busy at the weekend or anything like that...  Thumbs:











 scared2:

The largest canal based emergency since the Suez you say...  scared2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 02:01:33 PM
Nothing can possibly go wrong  angel1

They have even taught me how to tinker with the hydraulic power packs and the mahoosive diesel generator, so there   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 18, 2017, 02:05:38 PM
Nothing can possibly go wrong  angel1

They have even taught me how to tinker with the hydraulic power packs and the mahoosive diesel generator, so there   :thumbsup:

Siphon diesel into the owld Sierra you say...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 02:12:14 PM
 rubschin: rubschin: Spank2: Spank2: Spank2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 18, 2017, 02:15:52 PM
rubschin: rubschin: Spank2: Spank2: Spank2:

Or sell it to passing boats...  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 02:18:05 PM
It is traditional, apparently, for boaters to tip the lockkeeper with a bottle of beer. Apparently busy days can yield a fine harvest  :thumbsup: |*|
























*don't tell Apey
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 18, 2017, 02:24:51 PM
It is traditional, apparently, for boaters to tip the lockkeeper with a bottle of beer. Apparently busy days can yield a fine harvest  :thumbsup: |*|
























*don't tell Apey

They'd tip even more if you sold them a few hundred gallons of diesel at half price...  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 02:26:32 PM
 Spank2: Spank2: Spank2: Spank2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2017, 02:29:11 PM
It is traditional, apparently, for boaters to tip the lockkeeper with a bottle of beer. Apparently busy days can yield a fine harvest  :thumbsup: |*|
























*don't tell Apey

So cack handed and pissed in charge of a lock.........




What's the worst that could happen.....  scared2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 02:33:21 PM
 angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2017, 03:07:49 PM
angel1

I rest my case, it's going to me a gubbageddon....  scared2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 03:22:40 PM
I have my own island, a pass key to every lock in England and an official hat  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2017, 03:32:30 PM
I have my own island, a pass key to every lock in England and an official hat  cloud9:


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic1.businessinsider.com%2Fimage%2F51b8e89ceab8eaa87d000009%2Fthe-true-origin-of-the-tin-foil-hat-and-why-its-the-stupidest-thing-to-wear-if-youre-paranoid-about-the-government.jpg&hash=c08182d54d5757069c5e9fbcc22b2688)

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 03:34:01 PM
 ::)

And when I am in charge EVERYONE has to do what I tell them  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2017, 03:35:17 PM
What? I assumed that the 'official' hat was an attempt by the management to reduce the threat of nick-o-rays.  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 03:36:43 PM
 cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2017, 03:38:28 PM
Don't tell me you neglected to tell them that you are 'that' Nick...  eeek:




This will all end in tears...  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 03:39:30 PM
Len, my guru, gave me top marks  cloud9: angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2017, 03:57:34 PM
Len, my guru, gave me top marks  cloud9: angel1

Quote from: Guru Len
I never liked canals anyway  redface:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 04:05:04 PM
 drumroll: evil: evil: evil: evil:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 04:08:43 PM
It is luvverly and I am thinking of "accidentally" running over one of the local pheasants. rubschin:



How do you gut and hang game birds??? rubschin:


(https://s26.postimg.org/6ylm47zph/IMG_0731.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6ylm47zph/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2017, 04:13:18 PM
It is luvverly and I am thinking of "accidentally" running over one of the local pheasants. rubschin:



How do you gut and hang game birds??? rubschin:


(https://s26.postimg.org/6ylm47zph/IMG_0731.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6ylm47zph/)

Nick vs a pheasant.......  rubschin:










I'll have 5 on the pheasant.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 04:14:50 PM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: sad24:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2017, 04:16:46 PM
What? There are a fair few pheasants down these parts and they are vicious bastards, almost as aggressive as swans.  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 04:22:16 PM
 scared2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2017, 04:33:17 PM
scared2:

They can sense fear....  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 04:34:10 PM
 scared2: scared2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2017, 04:35:33 PM
scared2: scared2:

You may be better off hiding in the owld sierra, as long as there isn't too much rust they shouldn't be able to peck their way through...  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 04:41:14 PM
 cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on September 18, 2017, 04:51:33 PM
It is traditional, apparently, for boaters to tip the lockkeeper with a bottle of BM's home brew.
whistle:


Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2017, 05:04:48 PM
 sick2:

That would require a Pollution Hazard Form  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 18, 2017, 05:20:51 PM
It is traditional, apparently, for boaters to tip the lockkeeper with a bottle of BM's home brew.
whistle:

 eeek:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Just One More on September 20, 2017, 05:24:54 PM
It is luvverly and I am thinking of "accidentally" running over one of the local pheasants. rubschin:



How do you gut and hang game birds??? rubschin:


(https://s26.postimg.org/6ylm47zph/IMG_0731.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6ylm47zph/)

PeterSutciffe.com  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 20, 2017, 05:27:38 PM
 Spank2: Spank2: Spank2: Spank2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 20, 2017, 05:28:51 PM
It is luvverly and I am thinking of "accidentally" running over one of the local pheasants. rubschin:



How do you gut and hang game birds??? rubschin:


(https://s26.postimg.org/6ylm47zph/IMG_0731.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6ylm47zph/)

PeterSutciffe.com  :thumbsup:

happy001
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 20, 2017, 05:29:29 PM
 evil:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 20, 2017, 05:32:59 PM
I see on the local news that there has been a mahoosive explosion a mile upstream of my lock  rubschin:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-41335633 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-41335633)

Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2017, 06:18:21 PM
I see on the local news that there has been a mahoosive explosion a mile upstream of my lock  rubschin:

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-41335633[/url] ([url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-41335633[/url])

And you have an alibi?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 20, 2017, 06:19:20 PM
I am not Peter Sellers  ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2017, 07:11:04 PM
I am not Peter Sellers  ::)
rubschin:

You sure?  It might explain so much
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 20, 2017, 07:19:26 PM
I have an alleebee  angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 20, 2017, 07:45:05 PM
It is luvverly and I am thinking of "accidentally" running over one of the local pheasants. rubschin:



How do you gut and hang game birds??? rubschin:


(https://s26.postimg.org/6ylm47zph/IMG_0731.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6ylm47zph/)

PeterSutciffe.com  :thumbsup:

happy001
happy001 happy001
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 20, 2017, 07:48:07 PM
 evil:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: boogs on September 21, 2017, 09:01:04 AM
I see on the local news that there has been a mahoosive explosion a mile upstream of my lock  rubschin:

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-41335633[/url] ([url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-41335633[/url])


I have a friend who werks there  scared2: scared2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 22, 2017, 07:50:44 PM
Big day tomorrow  cloud9: cloud9:  Have my uniform laid out and everyfink  angel1 angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 22, 2017, 08:36:44 PM
Big day tomorrow  cloud9: cloud9:  Have my uniform laid out and everyfink  angel1 angel1
(https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/ronaldmcdonald/images/0/0a/Original2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150519061627)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 22, 2017, 08:53:33 PM
Child  ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 22, 2017, 09:58:16 PM
Big day tomorrow  cloud9: cloud9:  Have my uniform laid out and everyfink  angel1 angel1
(https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/ronaldmcdonald/images/0/0a/Original2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150519061627)

Do you really think Nick would look that sensible?  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 23, 2017, 05:00:19 PM
A triumph  angel1

Killed nobody and got 2 tips  eeek:  (2 bottles of collapso  :thumbsup:)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 23, 2017, 07:15:40 PM
A triumph  angel1

Killed nobody and got 2 tips  eeek:  (2 bottles of collapso  :thumbsup:)

 cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on September 23, 2017, 08:58:13 PM
A triumph  angel1

Killed nobody and got 2 tips  eeek:  (2 bottles of collapso  :thumbsup:)

 cloud9:
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 23, 2017, 09:25:26 PM
A triumph  angel1

Killed nobody and got 2 tips  eeek:  (2 bottles of collapso  :thumbsup:)

I notice you didn't mention any incidents of maiming, mutilation or property damage....  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 24, 2017, 05:38:55 AM
A triumph  angel1

Killed nobody and got 2 tips  eeek:  (2 bottles of collapso  :thumbsup:)

I notice you didn't mention any incidents of maiming, mutilation or property damage....  rubschin:

Well, he obviously can't comment on anything that is subject to a police investigation... ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 24, 2017, 06:19:06 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on October 02, 2017, 01:58:35 PM
Been asked to do an extra day on Friday in recognition of my superb lock keeping skills  angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on October 02, 2017, 02:10:33 PM
Kept in detention you say
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on October 02, 2017, 02:11:23 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on October 05, 2017, 03:39:30 PM
Yay, one more sleep and then..........
(https://s1.postimg.org/77uyblb2pn/IMG_0644.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/77uyblb2pn/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 05, 2017, 03:41:39 PM
Yay, one more sleep and then..........
(https://s1.postimg.org/77uyblb2pn/IMG_0644.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/77uyblb2pn/)

Blunderbirds are go?  scared2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on October 05, 2017, 03:43:58 PM
 cloud9: ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on October 06, 2017, 06:07:35 PM
Parrots confuse aeroplanes with raptors I learnt today when the three of them hid inside my fleece  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on October 06, 2017, 07:14:19 PM
Parrots confuse aeroplanes with raptors I learnt today when the three of them hid inside my fleece  rubschin:
Aaah

You are their all new hero  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on October 06, 2017, 07:15:36 PM
 angel1 angel1 angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on October 06, 2017, 08:51:08 PM
Mental...  whacky115
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 07, 2017, 02:30:37 AM
Parrots confuse aeroplanes with raptors I learnt today when the three of them hid inside my fleece  rubschin:
Aaah

You are their all new hero  :thumbsup:

Either that or they recognised a fellow bird brain....  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on October 13, 2017, 03:13:00 PM
ANother day on me island tomorrow  cloud9:

The Vicar's daughter is coming for a visit  cloud9:

And then buying me dinner  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 13, 2017, 04:58:13 PM
ANother day on me island tomorrow  cloud9:

The Vicar's daughter is coming for a visit  cloud9:

And then buying me dinner  cloud9:

So clueless one and sensible vicar's daughter, all you need is a foul mouthed perverted boozer and you could have a low budget Father Ted reboot...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on October 27, 2017, 05:08:33 PM
Late substitution tomorrow. Newark in the shadow of the castle  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on October 27, 2017, 06:34:43 PM
Late substitution tomorrow. Newark in the shadow of the castle  cloud9:
All sounds very Cafe Mozart 3 O'Clock
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on October 28, 2017, 05:49:36 PM
Pity it was the wrong lock  redface:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on October 28, 2017, 06:12:39 PM
Pity it was the wrong lock  redface:

 point:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on October 28, 2017, 06:14:35 PM
I ended up being given dodgy directions to an industrial estate full or angry gypsies to a place where a bloke who looked alarmingly like Growler talked at me. He eventually left after he wet himself.  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on October 28, 2017, 06:16:52 PM
I ended up being given dodgy directions to an industrial estate full or angry gypsies to a place where a bloke who looked alarmingly like Growler talked at me. He eventually left after he wet himself.  noooo:

How is Growler...?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on October 28, 2017, 06:17:50 PM
Damp. sick2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on October 28, 2017, 06:57:11 PM
Damp. sick2:

Popcorn:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on October 28, 2017, 07:02:49 PM
He wet himself and left.
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on October 28, 2017, 07:04:16 PM
He wet himself and left.

facepalm:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 29, 2017, 05:52:09 AM
He wet himself and left.

The Nick effect.....  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 12, 2018, 08:06:03 PM
Training day on some new locks sorted out ready for the new season, like.  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 13, 2018, 08:48:20 AM
Do you have to be trained for each lock ?

Are the principles / mechanics  not similar  for each one ???
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 13, 2018, 08:53:07 AM
Each one is idiosyncratic. And the one by Newark Castle has some unique features.
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 13, 2018, 09:38:33 AM
Oh ok then  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 13, 2018, 09:47:05 AM
 angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on January 13, 2018, 10:02:03 AM
Each one is idiosyncratic. And the one by Newark Castle has some unique features.

Ah but does this idiosyncraticism result from your visits?    So many buttons to push, so many knobs to twiddle (so to speak)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 13, 2018, 10:03:30 AM
Indeed, but the locks all fill and empty at dramatically different rates and each location has unique features.
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on January 13, 2018, 10:10:16 AM
Each one is idiosyncratic. And the one by Newark Castle has some unique features.

A bit like the lock keepers then...?  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on January 13, 2018, 10:10:56 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Uncle Mort on March 17, 2018, 09:02:59 AM
Nick!

Middlewich canal collapse leaves up to 20 boats stranded (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43432245)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on March 17, 2018, 09:07:38 AM
 angel1

  Doing Easter Sunday and Easter Monday on my own island near Newark to kick the season off with a bang  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 17, 2018, 09:26:12 AM
angel1

  Doing Easter Sunday and Easter Monday on my own island near Newark to kick the season off with a bang  :thumbsup:

Given your track record I can see that being a literal description...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on March 17, 2018, 09:53:06 AM
Nothing can possibly go wrong  angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 17, 2018, 10:00:55 AM
Nothing can possibly go wrong  angel1

Imminent calamity confirmed  doh:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on March 17, 2018, 10:01:28 AM
 evil:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 17, 2018, 10:15:34 AM
 angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on March 31, 2018, 03:36:19 PM
Got my uniform all ready, like  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 31, 2018, 08:17:09 PM
Got my uniform all ready, like  :thumbsup:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/hWcAAOSw6DtYR-EY/s-l300.jpg)

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on April 01, 2018, 12:06:11 AM
Got my uniform all ready, like  :thumbsup:


(https://s18.postimg.org/iewhhoc39/Horatio_Mc_Callister.png) (https://postimg.org/image/iewhhoc39/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 01, 2018, 05:37:51 AM
Got my uniform all ready, like  :thumbsup:


(https://s18.postimg.org/iewhhoc39/Horatio_Mc_Callister.png) (https://postimg.org/image/iewhhoc39/)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 01, 2018, 12:57:54 PM
Flood levels on the Trent mean that all the floodgates are closed, so nothing can move. All lock-keeping cancelled  sad24:

Have come home to attack the egg that Miss I sent me  cloud9: sad24:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 18, 2018, 05:05:43 PM
Sunburnt  redface:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: apc2010 on April 18, 2018, 06:50:27 PM
Sunburnt  redface:

There are fees........... cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 18, 2018, 07:11:31 PM
 point: point:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on April 18, 2018, 08:19:06 PM
Sunburnt  redface:

Sunburnt egg...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 19, 2018, 07:17:37 PM
Sunburnt  redface:

There are fees........... cussing:

It's ok, we've put them on your tab....  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 27, 2018, 04:10:52 PM
My task tomorrow

https://goo.gl/maps/aNhebBP7EFJ2
 (https://goo.gl/maps/aNhebBP7EFJ2)
Last time I was there I met the friendly lonely young widow who lives in this isolated spot  rubschin:

She has offered to cook me some lunch  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 27, 2018, 09:05:17 PM
My task tomorrow

https://goo.gl/maps/aNhebBP7EFJ2
 (https://goo.gl/maps/aNhebBP7EFJ2)
Last time I was there I met the friendly lonely young widow who lives in this isolated spot  rubschin:

She has offered to cook me some lunch  rubschin:

Black Widow...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on April 27, 2018, 09:12:57 PM
My task tomorrow

https://goo.gl/maps/aNhebBP7EFJ2
 (https://goo.gl/maps/aNhebBP7EFJ2)
Last time I was there I met the friendly lonely young widow who lives in this isolated spot  rubschin:

She has offered to cook me some eels  rubschin:
whistle:

 sick2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on April 27, 2018, 09:40:02 PM
My task tomorrow

https://goo.gl/maps/aNhebBP7EFJ2
 (https://goo.gl/maps/aNhebBP7EFJ2)
Last time I was there I met the friendly lonely young widow who lives in this isolated spot  rubschin:

She has offered to cook me some lunch  rubschin:

Black Widow...  rubschin:
rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on April 27, 2018, 10:56:48 PM
My task tomorrow

https://goo.gl/maps/aNhebBP7EFJ2
 (https://goo.gl/maps/aNhebBP7EFJ2)
Last time I was there I met the friendly lonely young widow who lives in this isolated spot  rubschin:

She has offered to cook me some eels  rubschin:
whistle:

 sick2:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2018, 02:58:19 AM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2018, 05:19:57 PM
Had to warn some shady types about speeding today. They weren't happy and abused me  eeek:

I have reported them to the CRT  angel1



















 eveilgrin: eveilgrin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on April 28, 2018, 06:10:53 PM
Had to warn some shady types about speeding today. They weren't happy and abused me  eeek:

I have reported them to the CRT  angel1



















 eveilgrin: eveilgrin:

 noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2018, 06:13:06 PM
I was responding to complaints from other boaters. One person had a bottle of Talisker broken by the size of the wash  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on April 28, 2018, 06:14:48 PM
I was responding to complaints from other boaters. One person had a bottle of Talisker broken by the size of the wash  whistle:

 eeek:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2018, 06:15:49 PM
Zackly!! The speeding boaters were, of course, pissed.
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on April 28, 2018, 07:33:14 PM
I was responding to complaints from other boaters. One person had a bottle of Talisker broken by the size of the wash  whistle:
Shocked: Keel-haul the swabs
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2018, 07:42:01 PM
 angel1

I had "a word". I had my official hat on  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on April 28, 2018, 09:17:47 PM
Had to warn some shady types about speeding today. They weren't happy and abused me  eeek:

I have reported them to the CRT  angel1

 eveilgrin: eveilgrin:
What they gonna do, set the eels on them?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2018, 09:26:33 PM
Suspend their licence?  whistle:

Seriously, they were drunken and abusive arseholes. There were radio and phone reports all afternoon. One has to call time sometimes.
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on April 28, 2018, 09:35:28 PM
Suspend their licence?  whistle:

Seriously, they were drunken and abusive arseholes. There were radio and phone reports all afternoon. One has to call time sometimes.
What happens if they ignore that and just keep boating?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2018, 10:00:29 PM
Licence suspended and no more boating. Probation. Licence returned. Another report? Licence withdrawn. No boating.
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2018, 10:03:41 PM
I estimate boat value at about 30K. Can't use it for a year but still pay mooring fees? They were a nasty lot.
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on April 29, 2018, 02:35:33 AM
angel1

I had "a word". I had my official hat on  :thumbsup:


(https://s18.postimg.cc/v4o38h65x/dunce-hat-or-cap.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/v4o38h65x/)


 whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on May 04, 2018, 09:50:59 AM
A sunny day at my favourite island tomorrow  cloud9:

https://goo.gl/maps/6NcBdfaaVzF2 (https://goo.gl/maps/6NcBdfaaVzF2)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on May 04, 2018, 10:49:00 AM
A sunny day at my favourite island tomorrow  cloud9:

https://goo.gl/maps/6NcBdfaaVzF2 (https://goo.gl/maps/6NcBdfaaVzF2)
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on May 05, 2018, 05:36:01 PM
Bizzy day  NickSick

A wumman asked me how ducks and swans get through canal locks  facepalm:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 05, 2018, 07:58:32 PM
 rubschin:

Do they have to  have a gander first and them get a man "der" in  in ???

 lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on May 05, 2018, 07:59:17 PM
I gently explained  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on May 05, 2018, 08:43:16 PM
Bizzy day  NickSick

A wumman asked me how ducks and swans get through canal locks  facepalm:
lol: lol: lol:


Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on May 19, 2018, 03:10:04 PM
My favourite lock tomorrow  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on May 19, 2018, 03:44:58 PM
My favourite lock tomorrow  cloud9:
Headlock?

Something Rugby related?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on May 19, 2018, 03:45:48 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 20, 2018, 06:23:58 AM
My favourite lock tomorrow  cloud9:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/EKcAAOxygPtS1kh8/s-l500.jpg)

 noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on May 20, 2018, 06:34:21 AM
My favourite lock tomorrow  cloud9:
Headlock?

Something Rugby related?

Lock Jaw...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on May 26, 2018, 03:24:39 PM
Have kindly volunteered to look after Nether Lock on Monday  sick2:  angel1

Note the horrid scrapyard, stinky sugar beet factory, arterial road and two noisy railway lines  noooo:

Everyone hates it.

https://goo.gl/maps/6r3L6BV1Ar72
 (https://goo.gl/maps/6r3L6BV1Ar72)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on May 26, 2018, 04:14:35 PM
Have kindly volunteered to look after Nether Lock on Monday  sick2:  angel1

Note the horrid scrapyard, stinky sugar beet factory, arterial road and two noisy railway lines  noooo:

Everyone hates it.

https://goo.gl/maps/6r3L6BV1Ar72
 (https://goo.gl/maps/6r3L6BV1Ar72)
Well I've heard of some strange stuff appearing in Nether regions but never a sugar beet factory  eeek:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on May 26, 2018, 04:18:28 PM
Child  ::)

Still, I get me own island, like, and I am in charge (in my new posh uniform, like)  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on May 26, 2018, 04:30:15 PM
Child  ::)

Still, I get me own island, like, and I am in charge (in my new posh uniform, like)  cloud9:


(https://s33.postimg.cc/hqxl7gs5n/Horatio_Mc_Callister.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/hqxl7gs5n/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on May 26, 2018, 04:31:14 PM
 cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 27, 2018, 07:47:05 AM
Have kindly volunteered to look after Nether Lock on Monday  sick2:  angel1

Note the horrid scrapyard, stinky sugar beet factory, arterial road and two noisy railway lines  noooo:

Everyone hates it.

https://goo.gl/maps/6r3L6BV1Ar72
 (https://goo.gl/maps/6r3L6BV1Ar72)
Well I've heard of some strange stuff appearing in Nether regions but never a sugar beet factory  eeek:

At least it wasn't a crab farm...  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2018, 07:49:08 AM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on May 28, 2018, 06:23:05 AM
Interestingly, there is a nearby enterprise called Cox Up Events Ltd. nearby I notice.   whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on May 28, 2018, 06:28:50 AM
 evil:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on May 28, 2018, 06:39:21 AM
Interestingly, there is a nearby enterprise called Cox Up Events Ltd. nearby I notice.   whistle:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on May 28, 2018, 06:40:28 AM
 evil: evil:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on May 28, 2018, 08:44:54 AM
Interestingly, there is a nearby enterprise called Cox Up Events Ltd. nearby I notice.   whistle:

 lol: lol: lol:
lol: lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on May 28, 2018, 05:45:57 PM
 evil: evil: evil: evil:

Anyhoo, a splendid sunny day with tons of boats and lots of bikini-clad totty  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on May 28, 2018, 09:39:47 PM
evil: evil: evil: evil:

Anyhoo, a splendid sunny day with tons of boats and lots of bikini-clad totty  :thumbsup:
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on May 30, 2018, 09:09:08 PM
Interestingly, there is a nearby enterprise called Cox Up Events Ltd. nearby I notice.   whistle:

 lol: lol: lol:
lol: lol: lol: lol:
lol: lol: lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on May 30, 2018, 09:14:56 PM
 evil:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2018, 04:22:02 PM
Stoke Bardolph tomorrow  cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on June 16, 2018, 05:44:21 PM
10 a.m  the phone rings

Hello
Hello Mr Nick. Are you OK?
I'm fine, how are you?
Fine.
What can I do for you?
You are meant to be manning the lock at Newark!
 eeek:














 redface:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on June 16, 2018, 06:02:03 PM
And I am doing another day tomorrow  noooo:  My feet hurt. sad24:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on June 16, 2018, 06:37:07 PM
 noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on June 16, 2018, 07:57:53 PM
noooo:
noooo: noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on June 16, 2018, 07:59:07 PM
I cocked up my diary  cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on June 16, 2018, 08:15:23 PM
I cocked up my diary  cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
It happens

How many boats in the queue when you got there?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on June 16, 2018, 08:16:40 PM
11  redface:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on June 16, 2018, 08:32:12 PM
11  redface:
noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on June 16, 2018, 08:33:41 PM
 redface:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 16, 2018, 11:23:25 PM
I cocked up my diary  cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:

But, but, but you never cock anything up....  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on June 17, 2018, 05:12:31 AM
I cocked up my diary  cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:

Get a wumman in!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on June 17, 2018, 05:31:41 PM
Had some nutters today, including a "pirate" ship with life size plastic human skeletons wielding swords and an 80 year old in a canoe who said he was on the way to Oxford!!  eeek:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 18, 2018, 09:34:04 PM
Had some nutters today, including a "pirate" ship with life size plastic human skeletons wielding swords and an 80 year old in a canoe who said he was on the way to Oxford!!  eeek:

Like minds attract you say...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on June 23, 2018, 06:30:26 PM
Newark tomorrow.






May need an early night  redface:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 23, 2018, 08:22:46 PM
Newark tomorrow.






May need an early night  redface:

Are you sure it wasn't today?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on June 24, 2018, 04:21:05 AM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on June 24, 2018, 06:03:25 PM
Today's weirdo:


Radio crackles
Nether Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle, over
Betsy Bell, this is Nether Lock, over

Silence






Nether Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle, over
Betsy Bell, this is Nether Lock, over



Silence


Nether Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle, over
Betsy Bell, this is Nether Lock, just enter the lock please over










Nether Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle, over


Eventually he enters thoe lock and I go out to speak to him. He is staring at me intently

Me: I did reply to your radio calls but you seemed not to hear me
Him: I am completely deaf (he is lipreading)

 facepalm:

I send him on his way
Half an hour later I hear

Cromwell Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle............. facepalm: facepalm:









Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on June 24, 2018, 06:43:02 PM
Today's weirdo:


Radio crackles
Nether Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle, over
Betsy Bell, this is Nether Lock, over

Silence






Nether Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle, over
Betsy Bell, this is Nether Lock, over



Silence


Nether Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle, over
Betsy Bell, this is Nether Lock, just enter the lock please over










Nether Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle, over


Eventually he enters thoe lock and I go out to speak to him. He is staring at me intently

Me: I did reply to your radio calls but you seemed not to hear me
Him: I am completely deaf (he is lipreading)

 facepalm:

I send him on his way
Half an hour later I hear

Cromwell Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle............. facepalm: facepalm:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on June 25, 2018, 07:31:50 AM
Today's weirdo:


Radio crackles
Nether Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle, over
Betsy Bell, this is Nether Lock, over

Silence






Nether Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle, over
Betsy Bell, this is Nether Lock, over



Silence


Nether Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle, over
Betsy Bell, this is Nether Lock, just enter the lock please over










Nether Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle, over


Eventually he enters thoe lock and I go out to speak to him. He is staring at me intently

Me: I did reply to your radio calls but you seemed not to hear me
Him: I am completely deaf (he is lipreading)

 facepalm:

I send him on his way
Half an hour later I hear

Cromwell Lock, this is narrow boat Betsy Belle............. facepalm: facepalm:

 lol: lol: lol:
lol: lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 08, 2018, 05:31:17 PM
Got to my luvly lock this morning and some idiots had broken in the kitchen. The fridge only contains lots of little UHT milk capsule things which they had used to have a fvkng MILK FIGHT. The mess was unbelievable  cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 08, 2018, 05:37:42 PM
Got to my luvly lock this morning and some idiots had broken in the kitchen. The fridge only contains lots of little UHT milk capsule things which they had used to have a fvkng MILK FIGHT. The mess was unbelievable  cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:

Just how pissed were you and Nod the other day?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 08, 2018, 05:44:55 PM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 08, 2018, 05:47:08 PM
No need to get all shirty, I just figured that if I could somehow eliminate the unlikely lads as suspects it would go a long way to find out who was responsible...  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on July 08, 2018, 05:49:25 PM
Got to my luvly lock this morning and some idiots had broken in the kitchen. The fridge only contains lots of little UHT milk capsule things which they had used to have a fvkng MILK FIGHT. The mess was unbelievable  cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
noooo: noooo: noooo:

not good
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 08, 2018, 05:53:07 PM
Yes, I had to have black coffee all day  cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 13, 2018, 04:39:13 PM
Nether Lock tomorrow: the unloved ginger child of the waterways  noooo: *





























Awaits ginger jokes ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 13, 2018, 05:36:16 PM
Nether Lock tomorrow: the unloved ginger child of the waterways  noooo: *





























Awaits ginger jokes ::)

You really think we are going to tempt fate that badly by using obvious jokes today of all days....  eeek:




Well Apey and Baldymort might be daft enough...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 13, 2018, 05:43:41 PM
 angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 25, 2018, 11:09:28 PM
There really are some dozy buggers on the Canals...  noooo:

http://youtu.be/0l935Kgt-HM (http://youtu.be/0l935Kgt-HM)

I know its wrong and it makes me a bad person but  happy001 happy001 happy001
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on July 26, 2018, 03:14:47 AM
There really are some dozy buggers on the Canals...  noooo:

[url]http://youtu.be/0l935Kgt-HM[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/0l935Kgt-HM[/url])

I know its wrong and it makes me a bad person but  happy001 happy001 happy001


happy002 happy002 happy002
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 26, 2018, 05:19:40 AM
Newark has a  lot of such problems with pikey yoofs acting like twats.

One jumped off a bridge and landed on the prow of a boat and castrated himself  eeek:

He tried to sue the boat owner  facepalm:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 26, 2018, 11:13:54 AM
Newark has a  lot of such problems with pikey yoofs acting like twats.

One jumped off a bridge and landed on the prow of a boat and castrated himself  eeek:

He tried to sue the boat owner  facepalm:

Mr Darwin sir works in mysterious ways....  lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 26, 2018, 12:57:04 PM
There really are some dozy buggers on the Canals...  noooo:

[url]http://youtu.be/0l935Kgt-HM[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/0l935Kgt-HM[/url])

I know its wrong and it makes me a bad person but  happy001 happy001 happy001


happy002 happy002 happy002
happy002 happy002 happy002 happy002
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on July 26, 2018, 01:26:20 PM
There really are some dozy buggers on the Canals...  noooo:

[url]http://youtu.be/0l935Kgt-HM[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/0l935Kgt-HM[/url])

I know its wrong and it makes me a bad person but  happy001 happy001 happy001


happy002 happy002 happy002
happy002 happy002 happy002 happy002
happy002 happy002 happy002 happy002 happy002
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 28, 2018, 05:25:13 AM
Gunthorpe  cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on July 28, 2018, 05:38:10 AM
Gunthorpe  cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:

It'll be hot...  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 28, 2018, 06:09:56 AM
Cooler here today, and my island has a nice pine wood, so it is shady  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on July 28, 2018, 06:14:24 AM
Cooler here today, and my island has a nice pine wood, so it is shady  cloud9:


(https://s8.postimg.cc/6ys6mi9gh/maxresdefault.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6ys6mi9gh/)


 noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 28, 2018, 05:40:07 PM
Leaving the lock tonight, I was informed that someone had had a "serious attack of the shits in the men's showers."   Banghead Banghead Banghead Banghead

I double locked the showers and left the site  angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on July 28, 2018, 05:46:59 PM
 noooo: noooo: noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 28, 2018, 05:54:46 PM
Leaving the lock tonight, I was informed that someone had had a "serious attack of the shits in the men's showers."   Banghead Banghead Banghead Banghead

I double locked the showers and left the site  angel1

Given your track record so far we are going to be entertained no end when that comes back to bite you in the ass...  point:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 28, 2018, 05:55:55 PM
There are cleaning contractors for such things  ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on July 28, 2018, 06:39:50 PM
There are cleaning contractors for such things  ::)
Shit stirrers you say
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 28, 2018, 06:42:54 PM
Rather them than me!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on July 28, 2018, 07:35:44 PM
I bet they've seen worse
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on July 28, 2018, 07:39:03 PM
I hope they have those Bio-protection suits  sick2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 03, 2018, 04:45:22 PM
The weirs on the Trent are protected by booms made of orange plastic barrel-sized floats linked together. They are there to warn boats not to approach and to prevent them going over the weir.

I noticed yesterday that the one at Stoke Bardolph  cloud9: is damaged. I wondered why.

It seems a large cruiser moored above the lock caught fire (the day AFTER I was last there  angel1 ). Fire brigade called but no access along towpath for fire engine, so they rigged up some sort of pump for river water, but couldn't make much of an impact. Fearing for the fate of adjacent boats they cut the blazing boat adrift and it set off for the weir where it lodged on the boom and, well, went BOOM. The damage is phenomenal  :thumbsup: I gather the BOOM as the diesel tank went up was heard about a mile away  razz:

It sounds like a complete clusterfuck!  noooo: smile:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 03, 2018, 05:19:57 PM
The weirs on the Trent are protected by booms made of orange plastic barrel-sized floats linked together. They are there to warn boats not to approach and to prevent them going over the weir.

I noticed yesterday that the one at Stoke Bardolph  cloud9: is damaged. I wondered why.

It seems a large cruiser moored above the lock caught fire (the day AFTER I was last there  angel1 ). Fire brigade called but no access along towpath for fire engine, so they rigged up some sort of pump for river water, but couldn't make much of an impact. Fearing for the fate of adjacent boats they cut the blazing boat adrift and it set off for the weir where it lodged on the boom and, well, went BOOM. The damage is phenomenal  :thumbsup: I gather the BOOM as the diesel tank went up was heard about a mile away  razz:

It sounds like a complete clusterfuck!  noooo: smile:
Magnificent, they should have sold tickets

How lucky you have an alibi (or do you?)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 03, 2018, 05:25:09 PM
 angel1

The fire mob were in a cleft stick, but sending a burning boat full of diesel down the river on a hot and busy day in the manner of a Viking funeral apparently seemed the best option  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 03, 2018, 05:57:58 PM
angel1

The fire mob were in a cleft stick, but sending a burning boat full of diesel down the river on a hot and busy day in the manner of a Viking funeral apparently seemed the best option  ;D ;D ;D
:thumbsup:

Shame no one took a video of it
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 03, 2018, 06:07:53 PM
 rubschin: rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 03, 2018, 10:33:51 PM
The weirs on the Trent are protected by booms made of orange plastic barrel-sized floats linked together. They are there to warn boats not to approach and to prevent them going over the weir.

I noticed yesterday that the one at Stoke Bardolph  cloud9: is damaged. I wondered why.

It seems a large cruiser moored above the lock caught fire (the day AFTER I was last there  angel1 ). Fire brigade called but no access along towpath for fire engine, so they rigged up some sort of pump for river water, but couldn't make much of an impact. Fearing for the fate of adjacent boats they cut the blazing boat adrift and it set off for the weir where it lodged on the boom and, well, went BOOM. The damage is phenomenal  :thumbsup: I gather the BOOM as the diesel tank went up was heard about a mile away  razz:

It sounds like a complete clusterfuck!  noooo: smile:
Magnificent, they should have sold tickets

How lucky you have an alibi (or do you?)

That depends on what day they moored up in the first place, it could have been a delayed gubbage...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 05, 2018, 06:10:47 PM
Found pissed angler casting his line right below the low side gates. Suggested this was not a good plan. He ignored me.

5 minutes later let out a very large dutch barge which snagged on his line making him fall into the river.

He came to me and complained  facepalm:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 05, 2018, 08:44:05 PM
Found pissed angler casting his line right below the low side gates. Suggested this was not a good plan. He ignored me.

5 minutes later let out a very large dutch barge which snagged on his line making him fall into the river.

He came to me and complained  facepalm:
Mr Darwin is getting very lax lately.  Another fuckwith survivor of stupidity could ruin the whole human race
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 05, 2018, 08:51:39 PM
Found pissed angler casting his line right below the low side gates. Suggested this was not a good plan. He ignored me.

5 minutes later let out a very large dutch barge which snagged on his line making him fall into the river.

He came to me and complained  facepalm:
Mr Darwin is getting very lax lately.  Another fuckwith survivor of stupidity could ruin the whole human race

The best laid plans of mice and Mr Darwin sir are often bollixed up by the presence of Nick...  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 05, 2018, 08:54:29 PM
Found pissed angler casting his line right below the low side gates. Suggested this was not a good plan. He ignored me.

5 minutes later let out a very large dutch barge which snagged on his line making him fall into the river.

He came to me and complained  facepalm:
Mr Darwin is getting very lax lately.  Another fuckwith survivor of stupidity could ruin the whole human race

The best laid plans of mice and Mr Darwin sir are often bollixed up by the presence of Nick...  noooo:

The barge folk rescued him!  cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 13, 2018, 06:32:12 PM
Don't you just hate it when you absent-mindedly put a key in your pocket when you leave somewhere and realise you have to do a 40 mile round trip first thing in the morning to return it  Banghead Banghead Banghead
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 13, 2018, 10:02:30 PM
Don't you just hate it when you absent-mindedly put a key in your pocket when you leave somewhere and realise you have to do a 40 mile round trip first thing in the morning to return it  Banghead Banghead Banghead
point:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 14, 2018, 05:36:29 AM
Don't you just hate it when you absent-mindedly put a key in your pocket when you leave somewhere and realise you have to do a 40 mile round trip first thing in the morning to return it  Banghead Banghead Banghead
point:
point: point:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on August 14, 2018, 07:45:21 PM
Don't you just hate it when you absent-mindedly put a key in your pocket when you leave somewhere and realise you have to do a 40 mile round trip first thing in the morning to return it  Banghead Banghead Banghead
point:
point: point:
point: point: point:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 21, 2018, 05:47:08 PM
Back!  NickSick

Near disaster today. The locks I work on are very big and are controlled hydraulically. They also have traffic lights!

Today I had five very large (sea-going) fibre glass cruisers (c. 150000 each) in the lock. I had set a red light for a large steel Dutch Barge approaching from the other direction. The deaf, blind and senile clown in the barge IGNORED the red light and attempted to enter the lock as the 5 cruisers were coming out  scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2:

People in the lock were actually screaming.  eeek:

I told them all to stop and told him to reverse. They went off and I had a VERY LONG AND STERN CONVERSATION with barge man  eveilgrin:

Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 21, 2018, 05:54:11 PM
Back!  NickSick

Near disaster today. The locks I work on are very big and are controlled hydraulically. They also have traffic lights!

Today I had five very large (sea-going) fibre glass cruisers (c. 150000 each) in the lock. I had set a red light for a large steel Dutch Barge approaching from the other direction. The deaf, blind and senile clown in the barge IGNORED the red light and attempted to enter the lock as the 5 cruisers were coming out  scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2:

People in the lock were actually screaming.  eeek:

I told them all to stop and told him to reverse. They went off and I had a VERY LONG AND STERN CONVERSATION with barge man  eveilgrin:
rubschin:  ratarsed bargeman?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 21, 2018, 06:02:29 PM
Stupid! He claimed there should have been an explanatory sign by the red light to clarify that it meant STOP  facepalm:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 21, 2018, 06:20:57 PM
Stupid! He claimed there should have been an explanatory sign by the red light to clarify that it meant STOP  facepalm:

Well if he was Dutch he might have thought it meant this:

(https://media.cntraveller.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/amsterdam-red-light-district-lead-866x487.jpg)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 21, 2018, 06:25:42 PM
He was a brummy  Banghead Banghead Banghead
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 21, 2018, 07:14:06 PM
He was a brummy  Banghead Banghead Banghead

say no more
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 21, 2018, 07:16:04 PM
There is a procedure. I have reported him (and told him I was doing so). He was bewildered.   noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 21, 2018, 07:46:05 PM
I have now googled Dutch Barge and am now one iota less ignorant than wot I was
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 21, 2018, 07:47:58 PM
They are enormous, hefty and made of steel!!
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 24, 2018, 04:11:01 PM
What is up with that kid's head?  eeek:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Uncle Mort on August 24, 2018, 04:21:25 PM
What is up with that kid's head?  eeek:

  shrugs: confused2:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 24, 2018, 04:24:10 PM
What is up with that kid's head?  eeek:

  shrugs: confused2:

See his FaceArse post Uncle...  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 24, 2018, 04:31:17 PM
What is up with that kid's head?  eeek:

  shrugs: confused2:

See his FaceArse post Uncle...  whistle:
Thought you'd given that up
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 24, 2018, 04:33:29 PM
What is up with that kid's head?  eeek:

  shrugs: confused2:

See his FaceArse post Uncle...  whistle:
Thought you'd given that up

Pretty much... See my FaceArse thread for explanation...
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 24, 2018, 05:59:52 PM
Was training up a friend's 5 year old daughter today.  angel1

More days at me lock on Sunday and Monday.
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 24, 2018, 06:05:44 PM
What is up with that kid's head?  eeek:

  shrugs: confused2:

SHe's adopted so they keep her face off the internet. Been there, done that  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 26, 2018, 05:47:15 PM
Dead day today  noooo:

Going there again tomorrow  noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 26, 2018, 05:58:52 PM
Dead day today  noooo:

Going there again tomorrow  noooo:

Is it in any way linked to the fact that you are the lock keeper...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 26, 2018, 06:15:15 PM
No, you mong. And to make matters worse, anticipating a busy weekend there are two of us there tomorrow, so I have to spend the day in a hut with some fat, old bearded bloke  cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 26, 2018, 06:16:22 PM
No, you mong. And to make matters worse, anticipating a busy weekend there are two of us there tomorrow, so I have to spend the day in a hut with some fat, old bearded bloke  cussing:

Or a mirror... ::)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 26, 2018, 06:24:22 PM
I'll set them up and you'll  horn:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 26, 2018, 06:27:18 PM
I'll set them up and you'll  horn:

Indeed...  redface:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 26, 2018, 08:55:24 PM
I think we need the view from fat, old bearded bloke.

Oh look

Quote from: fat, old bearded bloke
Oh hell it's the man that kills boilers, PLEASE tell me it isn't catching now the cold wet weather is here, it was bad enough when he left all that shit in the showers
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 27, 2018, 05:40:51 PM
He was a retired accountant with some new hobbies in his retirement including "folk dancing"  ::)  and playing the recorder (and various sizes thereof). Fortunately he had them in his car and he "entertained" me with his sea shanties. Banghead Banghead

I was fit to kill by lunchtime.  cussing: cussing: cussing:

It was a quiet day so I forced him to leave early and leave it to me  angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 27, 2018, 05:52:26 PM
Must post some more boat pics. There are some stunners  :thumbsup:



(https://s8.postimg.cc/5ictdnaoh/IMG_1213.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5ictdnaoh/)
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 27, 2018, 06:21:37 PM
He was a retired accountant with some new hobbies in his retirement including "folk dancing"  ::)  and playing the recorder (and various sizes thereof). Fortunately he had them in his car and he "entertained" me with his sea shanties. Banghead Banghead

I was fit to kill by lunchtime.  cussing: cussing: cussing:

It was a quiet day so I forced him to leave early and leave it to me  angel1

Quote from: Retired accountant
It never fails, 'entertain' the dozy bugger that I'm saddled with and they soon tell me I can knock off early...  whistle:

 noooo:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 27, 2018, 06:22:58 PM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on August 27, 2018, 06:30:25 PM
Must post some more boat pics. There are some stunners  :thumbsup:



(https://s8.postimg.cc/5ictdnaoh/IMG_1213.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5ictdnaoh/)

Oh yes, please post more....  tunble:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 27, 2018, 06:33:16 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 27, 2018, 06:59:56 PM
Must post some more boat pics. There are some stunners  :thumbsup:



(https://s8.postimg.cc/5ictdnaoh/IMG_1213.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5ictdnaoh/)

Oh yes, please post more....  tunble:

You notice he is only showing the 'before' pics...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on August 27, 2018, 07:06:49 PM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on August 27, 2018, 08:13:02 PM
Must post some more boat pics. There are some stunners  :thumbsup:



(https://s8.postimg.cc/5ictdnaoh/IMG_1213.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5ictdnaoh/)

Oh yes, please post more....  tunble:

You notice he is only showing the 'before' pics...  rubschin:
lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 01, 2018, 05:48:39 PM
Busy day! I am cream-crackered.  NickSick

Doing it all again tomorrow...............
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 02, 2018, 10:38:45 AM
Must post some more boat pics. There are some stunners  :thumbsup:



(https://s8.postimg.cc/5ictdnaoh/IMG_1213.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5ictdnaoh/)

Oh yes, please post more....  tunble:

You notice he is only showing the 'before' pics...  rubschin:
lol: lol: lol:
lol: lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on September 02, 2018, 04:16:12 PM
Must post some more boat pics. There are some stunners  :thumbsup:



(https://s8.postimg.cc/5ictdnaoh/IMG_1213.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5ictdnaoh/)

Oh yes, please post more....  tunble:

You notice he is only showing the 'before' pics...  rubschin:
lol: lol: lol:
lol: lol: lol: lol:

lol: lol: lol: lol: lol:

Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 02, 2018, 05:42:56 PM
 ::)

Anyhoo, a day of top totty, yummy mummies and bikinis  cloud9:
































 redface:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on September 02, 2018, 08:45:53 PM
Wot no pics?   evil:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 02, 2018, 08:49:46 PM
I do not wish to be arrested  angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 14, 2018, 06:19:24 AM
I have been selected to receive an award for my excellent volunteering services  cloud9: cloud9:











































Apparently, my new Canal and River Trust coffee mug is in the post......
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 14, 2018, 06:45:45 AM
I have been selected to receive an award for my excellent volunteering services  cloud9: cloud9:











































Apparently, my new Canal and River Trust coffee mug is in the post......

Awwwww.... pathead:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 14, 2018, 04:12:57 PM
WHole weekend of


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Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 14, 2018, 04:14:28 PM
WHole weekend of


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PEnury...?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 14, 2018, 05:00:54 PM
 sad32: sad32: sad32:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on September 14, 2018, 05:07:57 PM
sad32: sad32: sad32:
Still you'll soon be getting a mug to drink your tea out of, that jam jar will soon be history
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 14, 2018, 05:08:40 PM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 14, 2018, 05:16:19 PM
Do you think that the tourists going by on their canal trips think he is some kind of local attraction? The Loon of the Lock as it were..  rubschin:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 14, 2018, 05:17:40 PM
I am so trusted now that I have a laydee trainee tomorrow  angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 14, 2018, 05:19:15 PM
I am so trusted now that I have a laydee trainee tomorrow  angel1

Laydee trainee = My carer...  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 14, 2018, 05:25:09 PM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on September 14, 2018, 07:09:15 PM
I am so trusted now that I have a laydee trainee tomorrow  angel1
Munter for sure
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 14, 2018, 07:28:37 PM
I have met her. Hot Polish lass in tight jeans. I am bringing choc biscuits  angel1 angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on September 14, 2018, 08:04:06 PM
I have met her. Hot Polish lass in tight jeans. I am bringing choc biscuits  angel1 angel1
:thumbsup: sounds more like  kleenex: needed though



Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 14, 2018, 08:09:23 PM
 angel1
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 14, 2018, 11:36:09 PM
I am so trusted now that I have a laydee trainee tomorrow  angel1

Laydee trainee = My carer...  whistle:

cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:

I am so trusted = They think I'm far far far to old for that kind of thing, hence the carer...  whistle:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 15, 2018, 07:00:07 AM
I have met her. Hot Polish lass in tight jeans. I am bringing choc biscuits  angel1 angel1

Are you hoping she's a dunker?
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 15, 2018, 07:33:19 AM
I have met her. Hot Polish lass in tight jeans. I am bringing choc biscuits  angel1 angel1

Are you hoping she's a dunker?

 drumroll:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Nick on September 15, 2018, 05:46:45 PM
 ::) ::)

She couldn't make it, but this did!!!!


(https://s33.postimg.cc/jidallga3/IMG_1287.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jidallga3/)


Beautiful and in immaculate condition, but better still



(https://s33.postimg.cc/49nd7yccr/IMG_1288.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/49nd7yccr/)
"Dunkirk 1940"  cloud9:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Steve on September 15, 2018, 05:52:48 PM
::) ::)

She couldn't make it, but this did!!!!


(https://s33.postimg.cc/jidallga3/IMG_1287.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jidallga3/)


Beautiful and in immaculate condition, but better still



(https://s33.postimg.cc/49nd7yccr/IMG_1288.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/49nd7yccr/)
"Dunkirk 1940"  cloud9:
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mr Nick takes himself up the Trent and Mersey
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2018, 06:03:03 AM
::) ::)

She couldn't make it, but this did!!!!


(https://s33.postimg.cc/jidallga3/IMG_1287.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jidallga3/)


Beautiful and in immaculate condition, but better still



(https://s33.postimg.cc/49nd7yccr/IMG_1288.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/49nd7yccr/)
"Dunkirk 1940"  cloud9:

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