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I was never a brownie. I dropped out of Duke of Edinburgh. I can get lost on one-way streets. I did pass my technology GCSE, but that was more luck than application, interest or talent. I’ve had mixed experiences with

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Guest post: David Walker

A poem written on the occasion of Felucca’s passage along the tidal Thames, entitled: “The Anxious Pa Song” 3 Cheers for Them! For Tom and Em (Why what did they do?) I thought you knew; They’re brilliant at Navigation! 3

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The River Thames

Today we sailed Felucca from Limehouse Basin near Canary Wharf, through central London, to Brentford.  Epic journey!

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The Tideway

Just about to lock out from Limehouse for our journey up the tidal Thames to Brentford. Wish us luck!

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Royal river

It’s nice to live by the water.  A lockkeeper’s cottage, with pretty roses growing up the wall, perhaps.  An old wharf converted into luxury flats, boasting (if you’re lucky) a little Juliet balcony (that isn’t really a proper balcony at

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Mad dogs and narrowboats

Dear Darius, we are alive! This photo of Tom’s legs attached as evidence. Miserable weather. Will post more when fingers thaw out. Yours etc.

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Stop press

Today, Tom got a VHF short range certificate from the Royal Yacht Association. Which means three things: 1, he is now a qualified radio operator; so 2, we can go on the tidal Thames; but 3, we need a VHF

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