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Herbie-Rama Review of the year 2010
Hello good evening and welcome to this special edition in which we remind ourselves of the boating events that have shaped Herbie's year.
It all began, as it ended, with a big freeze. The canal was inches thick with ice and Herbie wasn't going anywhere, but it was DIY time. Yes, with the help of our
The rest of the spring continued without incident until Herbie made her maiden outing in her new livery. This time to attend the IWA cavalcade at Little Venice, where she was well and truly outdone by all the posh boats in Brownings Pool. Hmmph!
June saw the first of our only two lengthy cruises in 2010 when we climbed the mighty Chilterns in search of the mystical city of Milton Keynes. On the way some serious research was done into locating new hostelries to nominate for the Herbie pub of the year award. The return journey was broken with a couple of lengthy stops in which Herbie's
For the remainder of the summer. Herbie lay resting like an unemployed actor while her owners stayed near home waiting for their daughter's hospitalisation which actually didn't happen until September. Hmmph again! The gap was filled by . . more DIY of course. New domestic batteries, new LED lighting and a solar panel, complete with novelty tilting frame.
And so to cruise number two, in which we travelled the entire lengths of the Lee and Stort, Herbie's engine all but caught fire and we had a city break in London.
So there's our background for the Herbie Awards. A year featuring limited cruising (and nowhere new) but a lot of artisanery. Pundits expect this years awards to have a drop or two of oil or paint and sawdust on them. Will they be right?
You can see the 2010 Herbie Awards series starting soon on this channel.
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And now another chance to see a three year old episode of QI . . . .