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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..........
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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
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