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  1. I think it's not used much for two reasons. Most travelling are heading to get off the tidal stretch. The bridge above is busy and in continuous use.
  2. Dear Mr. Coward (I bet that name has never caused you issues in your life) Yes it's absolutely fine to do it. Only, in future you need to be dressed in black and choose a moonless night, probably around 3.00 am. There are a couple or three addresses I mean hedges backing onto the towpath at Milton Keynes which deserve it. Another really suitable place is a housing estate near Glasgow. It's nowhere near a canal, and takes a bit of a bus ride but this particular bloke sold me a car ten years ago knowing full well it was a bad 'un. Some people think human excrement damages the health of the fairies at the bottom of the garden, when actually it's the Toilet Chemicals which can be a tad worrisome. If you follow This Link you'll find The Safety Data Sheet issued by Elsan for theirs. If you haven't the inclination to be bothered to click on it, similar to that needed to dispose of a toilet's contents properly, then I'll detail a few of the lesser issues. Main hazards Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Causes burns. Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect. May cause sensitisation by skin contact. Elsan Blue toilet fluid 2.2. Label elements Acute Tox. 4: H312 - Harmful in contact with skin. Skin Irrit. 2: H315 - Causes skin irritation. Skin Sens. 1: H317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction. Eye Irrit. 2: H319 - Causes serious eye irritation. STOT SE 3: H335 - May cause respiratory irritation. Carc. 2: H351 - Suspected of causing cancer . Precautionary Statement: Prevention P102 - Keep out of reach of children. P262 - Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. P280 - Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Precautionary Statement: Response P301+P312 - IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/ physician /if you feel unwell. P302+P352 - IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/ soap and water. P304+P340 - IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. P305+P351+P338 - IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Precautionary Statement: So as you can see an issue or two for others to be bothered about ....... p'raps. However as it's not your land you're tipping the above on, plus your excrement onto why give a Flying Fox eh? Being aware of your effective and I imagine well practised technique perhaps you could offer a service to others. If when passing your moored boat it would be convenient for us to empty our bogs down your chimney, for you to dispose of later? Regards
  3. However on the other hand ........ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/suffolk/6643407.stm
  4. There are about 5 boats mentioned in this thread, however assuming your question refers to the OP "Progress" Yes it sold. I met the new owner at Stoke Bruerne a few weeks back, he was merrily chucking paint at the top-sides while sucking his head and shaking his teeth.
  5. So long as the one that's elected to be called The President isn't actually a different Josher all together.
  6. Best take your own with you then .......
  7. All wrong. Prince Edward is the second son born to Queen Elizabeth II. Charles and Anne were born to Princess Elizabeth.
  8. Go on then Tim, which 70's German terrorist group? ..... I can hardly expect anyone to question mine if I don't play too.
  9. Briefly, I find it sad that our young people know very little about this country and/or our culture. I won't go into long boring details, suffice to say while talking to a young couple it turned out they had no idea who Prince Edward was let alone that he was the second son born to Queen Elizabeth II. I'm no royalist but ..... honestly!
  10. Yay ... nice one! Well done Screwfix too.
  11. Everything comes down to people should be sensible ....... because they're not is why we have rules about "the bl33din obvious". The opportunist, selfish minority will always spoil it for the majority and tutting about solutions doesn't stop old ladies being mown down or pets killed. I don't see any relevance whether anybody seriously thinks that "those boat men that used to use bikes for lock wheeling travelled anything like as slowly as 4 mph" This isn't the 1930s, there is no demand to get to Sampson Road Wharf by Tuesday. Eighty years ago it was common practice to shout obscenities at train drivers so they'd throw lumps of coal at you. That's not relevant to today either.
  12. Two steps forward one step back. I've just completed the above as sent out by Damian, Boating Communications Manager. "On most towpaths we’re all able to considerately enjoy our time. We appreciate, though, that there are some areas where speeding cyclists and runners don’t embrace the ‘Share the Space, Drop your Pace’ mantra." Click Here for Towpath Code Questionaire A move in the right direction. However to be taken seriously as an authority you need to appear professional. The grammar in the answers is appalling, would it really be so difficult for The Trust's Boating Communications Manager to proof read what goes out with his name attached? Or, perhaps he did? ..... Gulp!
  13. I was hoping that the principle if you keep saying something it moves into custom and tradition would help make it so. I've always thought 4mph for both canal and towpath the obvious way forward. And before anyone comments "Who/How would it be policed?" My answer is the same way boats are ...... Peer group pressure.
  14. All good stuff and relevant, however it's too wordy and long. A simple statement is all that's needed: - "Going by Boat? ... On Foot? ..... Or Bike? .... Then it's 4MPH !!"
  15. My old Dad's opinion on advertising was ....... "Don't believe a word of it, just because a bus has Bisto written on the side doesn't mean they sell it."