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Stephen Sugg

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About Stephen Sugg

  • Birthday 05/10/71

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  • Location
    Horley, Surrey
  • Interests
    Canals, Crystal Palace football club, history

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Pensions Manager
  • Boat Name
    Lucy Emily and Jack Daniels - Both canoes!
  • Boat Location
    My garage

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  1. Cycling on the K&A

    Went for a lovely ride on the K&A yesterday, from Bradford on Avon to Caen Hill and back again. A fair few boats on the move and a few walkers and cyclists. There was also a fishing match on so we had to play "dodge the poles", luckily our bells are quite loud so most of the fishermen heard us coming. We helped a lady who had fallen in trying to get on her boat and then for my good deed I was rewarded with a puncture - which was annoying as I had left my spare tube at home!. Still, it was only a 2 mile walk back to the car so not too bad.
  2. My Last Contribution to Boating

    Good luck and well done. Having just returned from Samos and seen first hand the struggles that people must be going through, you have my support.
  3. Encouraging Canoes - Is This A Good Idea?

    Had my one and only capsize on one of those Medway things. Not nice, it was a very cold November day. I have actually been in a collision with a narrow boat, glancing blow in Thrupp. My fault, forgot my corrective stroke.
  4. Any kayakers out there.

    I have seen those before, not convinced about the rigidity of them personally!
  5. Any kayakers out there.

    Your best bet is a sit on top. Can be had reasonably cheaply. I have a Feel Free roamer which is perfect on canals. Not as pretty as my Canadian canoe but it does the job.
  6. Sport....

    I watched Chris Froome win again. I don't really get into international football, seems to me that most of the England team lack passion.
  7. Need A Run Around

    My civic has been diagnosed with a faulty crank position sensor today. Not happy. It had a big service on Wednesday, engine management warning light came on yesterday.....
  8. Steam Train

    Nope. However I am genuinely sorry that you will not be in the same league as us next season.
  9. Canal Du Midi

    Right. Back in Blighty now! Okay, so, firstly we turned up a bit early, as is my habit and informated the staff that we had arrived but that we were going for a walk and then lunch, I find that this way you identify yourself with someone and they recognise you on return. They did. We went up to the desk and the very helpful young lady confirmed the booking details and told us to go and load up the boat. We did this, she then sped through a blue folder of important stuff which mainly consisted of which restaurants to avoid! After a short while a chap appeared at the boat and asked if I had used this type of boat before, I hadn't. He then told me where everything was amd how it worked, and, Erm, that was that! Off we went into the windy basin! To be fair, the boat was great, weather wasn't but we did have a nice time. The lockies are splendid and great fun. We saw an otter. At the end, they calculated that we had only used 13 hours of engine time and as we had paid 150 up front, they ended up owing us money, which was nice. The Canal Du Midi is nice, not sure I would go back to that part though. No really a lot to do.
  10. Canal Du Midi

    Just sitting in a canal side bar. We ate discussing the differences between UK canals and the Midi. One of which is the handover process. I will elaborate once we have handed the boat back.
  11. Canal Du Midi

    Yup, that is what he said!
  12. Canal Du Midi

    Yes he said he priority which is fair enough, just didn't like the way he asserted it. However, I spoke to the skipper afterwards and he was lovely and we eventually went ahead anyway (2 hour delay whilst VNF fixed the lock). It has now stopped raining and I have hit the vi n rouge.
  13. Canal Du Midi

    We are now stuck at a lock. Was particularly annoying because a hotel barge called Louisa pushed in front of us and then faffed around just long enough for the lock to close for lunch. We have now failed to get to our chosen place for lunch.
  14. Canal Du Midi

    Lockie turned up this morning and did it all with a remote control thing. Very impressive, he also completely missed the middle lock of the three and just filled it from the top pound. Quite a sight seeing the water flood over the middle cill.
  15. Canal Du Midi

    As an aside, they had pre empted my question and lowered the price already to the pre upgrade price