....mostly about boating: on NB Jubilee and on our shared ownership boat Shadow
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Zulu and Rollo and other boats too
Early in our trip to the Ashby Canal we passed butty Rollo and tug Zulu, tied up just north of Braunston on the Oxford Canal. Four days later, having been to the end of the Ashby, we stopped for a very good lunch at the Lime Kilns pub. We sat with a good view of the canal (on the other side of the pub we'd have had a good view of the A5).
Part-way through the meal Zulu came past towing Rollo.
Other boats of interest there were Python in British Waterways colours; icebreaker Baltic; steamer Adamant; and middle Northwich Sextans.
Everyone was on their way to the Shackerstone Family Festival.
Sextans, below, has had an interesting history, being shortened and then lengthened. The name has changed too.