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Boat Evacuation – Moored by a Bomb (in Hackney)

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For a while, I’d been moored near the Olympic Park, adjacent to a construction site. I liked it there.

It was a Friday morning and, oblivious to the world beyond, I was swimming 20 lengths in the nearby Olympic pool. I liked it there too.

Around this time, one of the construction workers unearthed a 5 lb unexploded cluster bomb from World War 2. Continue reading Boat Evacuation – Moored by a Bomb (in Hackney)

Boat Names – the good, the bad & the offensive

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I didn’t like my boat’s name.

When I moved onboard, ‘Herbie No. 2’ was painted down the sides. The Herbie part was acceptable but ‘No. 2’ was almost a deal breaker. Yes, I was disgruntled that it wasn’t the first boat to have that name but the main problem was that it was a euphemism for feces.
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