Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Ex MFV StrenuousHere is the Strenuous.

She came by on Saturday, on her way to the public slip just opposite me.

I must say, although she looks somewhat of a project, her engine sounded fine. More than I can say for poor Lilagina next to me, who's engine no longer runs due to the ravages of time and the odd flooding down below.

The skipper of Strenuous, by himself, with some dextrous manoeuvring put her onto the public slip with no fuss.

As soon as the tide started going out, he was over the side giving her bottom a scrub down.

By Sunday she was back on her way up the river again.

Friday, May 27, 2011


ValiantHere is the Valiant.

She is just getting ready to go - now, live this Friday afternoon.

Not much else is happening on the river at the moment, though that will likely change as it's the start of a long weekend.

Hopefully the weather will improve somewhat.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shuttle plume

This is nothing to do with Lady Jane, or anything even remotely related, but looked so good I thought I'd have to post it.

Space Shuttle

It's the plume from the space shuttle Endeavour just after it's final mission launch.

The reverse of the above picture, from below, is here:

Space Shuttle

How good is that?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

In the river...

In the riverI don't know what it was about that weekend, but a few boat crews ended up in the drink.

A little earlier Andy, Lee and myself fished a couple of blokes out of the river, and towed their boat back to their clubhouse. They had had enough for the day.

Unlike these ladies, who promptly got back into their rowing boat and carried on going as if nothing had happened.

Monday, May 23, 2011


RIBIt's not all work all the time on Lady Jane - especially at the moment when I'm so busy at work & just don't feel like doing much on the weekend when I'm on board.

This picture, taken the other weekend, shows Andy And Steve returning from a trip to get essential supplies for the BBQ that evening.

It's seems odd to me to see my RIB being driven by someone else.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I'm back from my travels, but busy with the inevitable catch-up.

Normal blogging will resume shortly....

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I'm away travelling for my proper job, and very busy, at the moment, hence the silence.

Back soon...