Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 30th March, 2016)
One time it was unlucky for a woman to sail on a boat...with eight on board its bound to sink!! ;-)
I am an ocean going yachtsman. This is incrediablry boring !
Their not bothered about a bit of cold weather and trying to enjoy themselves. No ice breaking for them.
Thery're having a good time chinwagging without the menfolk. Timothy West and Prunella are making canal boating more popular these days! Although she seems to to do all the hard work at the locks!
The ocean-going yachtsman can't spell...Its a wonder he can navigate..:-)
Good luck to them, a pleasant day out and a good natter, Alan, i hope your ocean going navigational skills are 'incredibly' better than your spelling is.
Look's like Andy Murrey's Mam one with Sun Glasse's on .Bet they are giving us Husband's a good slagging
I wonder if the 'ocean going yachtsman' can spell arrogant!
I believe I qualify as an 'ocean going yachtsman' and I have to think that Alan has not been at the helm of a narrow boat for more than 5 minutes or he would not be so condescending. It's a different world, but far from boring.
Can't imagine meeting those eight ladies at a lock would be boring. Looks good fun to me!
Oh dear ! Yes, Johnny, Blob, David, and Robin Leigh, you are right. Too much Pusser's Rum can do that to a fella. Sorry, no disrespect intended.
I've drunk Gay Mountain rum but not Pussers (you got the spellin right?)
Jimmy Bond asks for a shot in a scene in " Casino Royale"....A fine spirit!!
Pusser's Rum was the traditional rum in the Royal Navy (when it was allowed). It is not a brand name. I think it came from making a slang name for the ship's purser, who ordered the supplies.
I am a retired Naval Officer who drank too much of the stuff !
Johnny; copy and paste into your browser:-
Alan; extract from:-
"About Pusser's British Rum.
Rum and the sea are inseparable, and no rum is more akin to the sea and the sailor than Pusser's Rum–the Original Navy Rum. For more than 300 years, from the earliest days of wooden ships and iron men, sailors of Great Britain's Royal Navy were issued a daily ration–or "tot"–of rum by the ship's "Purser" (corrupted by the sailors to Pusser's). Prior to 1740, the men's daily tot of Pusser's Rum was a pint a day, which they drank neat, that is without water! Before battle, they were issued a double 'tot', and always after victory for a job well done! From 1655 to the 19th century, Pusser's Rum was one of the few daily comforts afforded those early seamen of Britain's Navy as they fought around the globe to keep the Empire intact and its sea lanes open. It was not until July 31st, 1970 that the Admiralty Board abolished the daily issue of Pusser's Rum. "Times had changed", they said as they concluded that "in a highly sophisticated navy no risk for margin or error which might be attributable to rum could be allowed". And so it was that the daily issue of Pusser's Rum, which had stood the test of time as the Navy's longest serving tradition for over 300 years, was cast aside like a piece of flotsam and jetsam where it lay quietly until 1979."
Thank you for reminding me with that excellent piece of history.
The Admiralty was right in thinking that rum could cause errors in sailor's functioning.
Look at my posting on 30th March at 04.13 as proof !
Thanks alan And Ernest for your valued info...
You are not to old to learn...
Just bought a bottle of Pusser's today from Walmart(!). We used to have to go to Tortola to get it, which would take a long time even in Alan's ocean going yacht. I'm not sure whether the world is improving or Pusser's rum is going to pot, but does work quite well on narrow boats.
Bleedin eck its loose women ont canal