Marathon Challenge – was Noah the winner?

Was it something I said?   Mike Powell on the joey being towed by Joanna, heading down the Old Main Line.

Was it something I said?
Mike Powell on the joey being towed by Joanna, heading down the Old Main Line.

A great time was had by all – despite the weather!  If the original Ark had been entered, it had to be in with a good chance of winning, helped by its experience of dealing with rain!

I will post the results as soon as I get them, likewise more photos and links.

There were all sorts of boats, from small glass fibre cruisers to full length working boats and joeys in tow.

There are photos and comments on our Facebook page.

I’ll link to as many sites and blogs of participants as I can find.

Indigo Dream

Stronghold

Joanna and her joey at the top of Brades Locks.

Joanna and her joey at the top of Brades Locks.

Thanks to Mike and Jo on Anson for the photos on this page.

There were loads of photos taken by Harald Jorgens on Felonious Mongoose – I’ll put in a link to them on his website as soon as he sorts them out.  (he has trooping of the colour to do first)

In the meantime here is here ar some 360 degree panorama shots of Salford Junction (where we started) and Hawne Basin (the finish), with Sherborne Wharf and Ladywood Junction added for good measure.

Atlas getting a new bottom – Help needed.

Atlas is getting a new bottom this winter (very much needed – the bottom is getting seriously thin!)

The plan is to empty as much as we can on Monday and Tuesday 28 and 29 October, prior to to bringing her round from Hawne Basin to the Engine Arm for the bonfire rally.

After the Bonfire Rally, Ivor and Adrian will be bringing her round to the Cannock Extension for re-bottoming.

All help to empty her will be appreciated.