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Mac of Cygnet

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Mac of Cygnet last won the day on February 15

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About Mac of Cygnet

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    Scottish Borders

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    Retired Nurseryman
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    Sowerby Bridge (in winter)

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  1. Why?
  2. As regards the HNC, my usual mooring is at Lock 15E, from which the Sair Inn can be reached. I've also stopped perforce at 13E with no problems, from which the Rose at Golcar may be reached - a very decent pub, but a bit of a trek up through the woods. The pub at Milnsbridge is indeed pretty dire, unless it's changed a lot since the one time I ventured in. Once you get to Slaithwaite the best pub now is the Commercial, but the Empire Brewery right by the guillotine lock sells its beers from a little office. And of course then the Riverhead in Marsden, which is one of only two pubs to get 19/20 in my annual pub cruise scores (restaurant upstairs which I'm told is very good) The Summit on the Rochdale isn't much to write home about, but there's a good bus service down to Littleborough and back where the Red Lion is certainly worth seeking out. It's a bit of a desert between Todmorden and the summit now that the Mason's Arms has closed - both the pubs in Walsden are pretty bad and in fact the highlight there is Gordon Rigg's garden centre (also selling fresh supplies) with its cafe across the road. A rather quirky place to visit just above Todmorden is the BareArts beer shop and brewery - look out for the bright pink back door onto the canal.
  3. Using my (Windows) tablet, the gallery pics in my (custom) New Content migrate from the side to the bottom when I turn it from horizontal to vertical position, and are even more ridiculously truncated. But like almost everyone else, I see absolutely no reason for them to be there at all, and never looked at the Gallery before. In fact, its very existence possibly misleads new members into thinking that this is where they should be putting their pictures for people to see.
  4. My goodness, that's an impressively long link. The forum used to compress things like that - doesn't it do that any more?
  5. OK, but how do you delete your attachments? I can't see how. It will presumably remove pictures from old posts.
  6. I just went into 'my attachments', and it informed me that "You have used 4.73 MB of your 97.66 MB attachment limit". I don't post lots of pics, but those who do could easily reach what appears to be a personal limit quite quickly. I don't see how to remove one's attachments, so what happens when one reaches the limit?
  7. Do you have numbers? Post numbers disappeared in the Great Upheaval. I for one would like to see them back, despite the reiterated 'improved' method of referring to earlier posts.
  8. There is one at Sowerby Bridge wharf, but nothing to do with the boatyard, being outside the gates in a public area. I note that it is opened with a keypad, the code for which you get by dialling 999.
  9. Well, there we are then. I moored overnight in Knottingley last year. Very peaceful night.
  10. Ah, yes, I'd forgotten. And I replied at length! Must have been Jan 1st amnesia.
  11. Yes, that's my pub research site of choice now, supplanting which is also good, though. Are you keeping your boat nearby?
  12. Ah, I assumed the Barkisland was the one near Ripponden, south of Sowerby Bridge!
  13. Don't quite understand this. When I open something it doesn't get rid of it. I guess you must have set it that way. Surely scrolling past something in 'condensed' form isn't a big deal?
  14. Well I described the Hogs Head as 'Large, dim and noisy'! I gave it a fair chance when the Puzzle Hall closed, as most of the Puzzle regulars migrated there, but it's no substitute and I couldn't see to read my paper, so the Shepherd's rest is my pub of choice now - the walk up the hill works up a thirst. Sorry can't help with the Hobbit. You live quite near, don't you?