As you can see we are in our regular winter position on the first hammerhead in Montceau Port. As you can also see there is currently a shortage of boats, presumably due to the canal closure in September/October. The canal opened for a week to allow boats through who needed to get to winter moorings, but is now closed again so nobody can arrive for the time being. It is due to re-open later this month so we may get a few others turning up before Christmas.
I need a long term goal so I am considering the London Marathon next April and if I am not to kill myself I need to get quite fit and lose the weight before then. Before you think I have completely lost the plot I did complete the London Marathon back in 1984 so I do know what is involved, however I did say the same as Steve Redgrave when he won his 4th gold medal, ‘if you see me get into a boat again you can shoot me’, not the same words but the same sentiment with a few added expletives came out of my mouth as I crossed the finishing line. But 28 years later you forget the pain and remember to fun bits!!
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes