( Boat Sickle &Flamingo - posted by Alan)
So we are now into August, but the last blog posts related to any boat moves currently fizzle out in early June!
I don't imagine many people have been seeking out updates, but, if you have, I apologise, because we are clearly not doing very well!
It has been somewhat of a case of "life got in the way", but as we hope to be travelling again soon, I really don't want to let the blog die. Even if we are its only regular readers, we do regularly find ourselves searching old entries to refresh our memories of past trips. Often they contain useful information about what to expect, what hold ups or other difficulties we might encounter on a repeat trip, and general information about time taken.
So even if we don't record in detail everything that happened from June to now (August 15th), we will attempt to get it up and running again on our next trip out.
In brief between 3rd June and now we have done the following....
4th June - Completed returning "Flamingo" to its Northamptonshire mooring.
14th to 16th June - "Flamingo" to Foxton for the Foxton Locks Festival.
19th to 20th June - "Flamingo" from Foxton to Braunston ready for Braunston Historic Boats event.
22nd to 23rd June - "Sickle" moved from Cassiobridge to Berkhamsted following completion of gearbox repairs, but then failed again at Berkhamsted with problems with the linkages that operate the gearbox.
26th June - Flamingo" moved back from Braunston to its home mooring.
5th July - With "Sickl'e's" gearbox linkages now mended, moved from Berkhamsted to a borrowed mooring at Cow Roast.
27th to 28th July - "Sickle" noved from Cow Roast to Linslade ready for Linslade Canal Festival
30th July to 1st August - "Sickle" moved from Linslade back to its home mooring in Northamptonshire, meaning our boats were finally reunited for first time in about 2 months.
In parallel with this we have been trying to keep up the program of works on "fFamingo" However two major equipment failures on "Flamingo" have diverted us from anything planned, and side-tracked us on to work we did not anticipate doing at this stage - I might write this up at some stage!
If I can, I will post at least some pictures relating to the 8 (or so) separate trips we have not been able to write up fully.