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At the moment I am caring full time for a family member and when the time comes I will be selling up and living on a narrowboat.I enjoy reading,especially about those living on narrowboats and their daily lives.The tug Nb Resolute in the above picture is NOT mine but is owned by Dave Moore and is something I would aspire to own one day although I am going to look at many boats before I make a decision on the style and interior.Tugs are looking good at the moment but have yet to look around one. My interest in narrowboats started some 47 years ago. As a lad I cycled from Luton to bridge 111 on the G.U.by the Globe to fish and watch the Morton and Clayton boats go by,full of coal with a family on board and always wondered how they kept their balance on the planks that ran above the coal and why the the dogs didnt jump in the canal.That fascination has stayed with me so when I am able I will be there on my narrowboat joining in the great community of boat owners. Find me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/brassiclint or listen to my music site.Use earphones or earplugs depending on your musical taste :) http://blip.fm/Dave_Winter


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Rest In Peace Les Biggs

It's with great sadness I read of the loss of Les whom I met with Jaq on narrowboat Valerie in February 2015. Such a lovely man who made a great impression on me in that one meeting.

His motto in life was "Just Do It" and indeed he did.

So many touching words from others I cannot add to except perhaps the following extract from

The  Shoes Of The Fishermen
Morris West
                            Yesterday I met a whole man.                                       
                            It is a rare experience but always an illuminating and ennobling one.

                            It costs so much to be a full human being that there are very few who have the                                       enlightenment or the courage to pay the price.

                            One has to abandon altogether the search for security and reach out to the risk of                                   living with both arms.

                            One has to embrace the world like a lover and yet demand no easy return of love.

                            One has to accept pain as a condition of existence.

                            One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.
                            One needs a will, stubborn in conflict but abt always to the total acceptance of                                       every consequence of living and dying.

                                     Les found that love in Jaq to whom I send my condolences.

1 comment:

  1. Dave,

    Thank you so much for a lovely tribute to my husband. Humble man that he was, he would be surprised to beheld in such esteem. It is a fitting tribute and I thank you.
    Jaq xxx