The Ships Log

The ships log will contain day-to-day notes and comments
of various blog postings and changes.

19th June 2010
Take Over Boat 
1645 Engine Hours

Thursday 7th of April 2011.
Started caption competition. Anonymous won!

Sunday the 10th of April 2011
Started the Blog of the Month.

Sunday 1st May 2011.
Published second caption competition.

Tuesday 10th may 2011.
The Easter Trip on Rosie 2011. Week 1

Friday 13th May 2011.
The Easter Trip on Rosie 2011. Week 2

Sunday 15th May 2011.
The Easter Trip on Rosie 2011. Week 3 

Trip Total
Distance 104 miles
Locks 77 locks
Swing / Lift Bridges 16
Tunnels 0
1 Pump-out

Rosie's Running Total
Distance 227 miles
Locks 156
Swing / Lift Bridges 25
Tunnels 0
2 Pump-outs

Saturday 21st May 2011
David Fletcher has jumped on the Big Society band wagon. I think that Fletcher has confused The Big Society with the British Waterways concept of The Big Salaries. If it was me, I would not want to remind people that I had recruited the current senior management at BW.

Wednesday 1st June 2011
Published June Caption Competition

Friday 3rd June 2011Published the WCP award.

Tuesday 7th June 2011
Published the GPA (Golder Propeller Award)


My choice for the First Golden Propeller Award is Andrew Denny's "Granny Buttons" blog. Ever since I first started to take an interest in canal boats the Granny Buttons blog has always been a first port of call. Always topical, thought provoking, opinionated and entertaining. A must read for anyone with an interest in the inland waterways.

Friday 1st July 2011
Published July Caption Competition

June caption competition winner Kevin with "Snake thinks... Square lock bollard or alfresco dining table? Either way thanks Robin. (Evans)

Monday the 4th of July 2011
Made some changes to the look and feel of the blog to speed up the web download.

Thursday the 28th July 2011
My choice for the Second Golden Propeller Award is to Tom and Jan on Narrowboat Waiouru for their courageous blog detailing the trials and tribulations of buying a bespoke narrowboat from Harp Narrowboats. This very special couple have maintained throughout, their dignity and resolve for justice.

Sunday 31st of July 2011.
Published July Caption Competition Winner.

The July caption competition winner was again Kevin with "When I said I'd given a big wedge for my new plastic boat this is NOT what I meant!!"

Monday 1st of August 2011.
Published August Caption Competition


Monday, 22nd August 2011
Summer/Autumn Cruise 2011 (Week 1)

Monday, 29 August 2011
Summer/Autumn Cruise 2011 (Week 2)

Thursday 1st September 2011
Caption Competition

Monday, 5th September 2011
Summer/Autumn Cruise 2011 (Week 3)

Monday, 12th September 2011
Summer/Autumn Cruise 2011 (Week 4)


Monday, 19th September 2011
Summer/Autumn Cruise 2011 (Week 5)


Monday, 26th September 2011
Summer/Autumn Cruise 2011 (Week 6)

Saturday 1st October 2011
Caption Comptition

Monday, 3rd October 2011
Summer/Autumn Cruise 2011 (Week 7)



Monday, 10th October 2011
Summer/Autumn Cruise 2011 (Week 8)


Tuesday, 1st  November 2011
Caption Comptition

Monday, 1st December 2011
Caption Comptition

Summer/Autumn Cruise 2011
Trip Total
Distance 307 miles
Locks 284 locks
Swing / Lift Bridges 64
Tunnels 6
Pump-out 4

Rosie's Running Total
Distance 534 miles
Locks 540
Swing / Lift Bridges 89
Tunnels 6
Pump-outs 6

Wednesday 28th December 2011

Rosie's year end Running Total
Distance 539.5 miles
Locks 544
Swing / Lift Bridges 91
Tunnels 6
Pump-outs 7

Sunday January 1st 2012
The January Caption Competition. was won by Mick with "The Winner of  Miss Knobbly Knees 2012 is"

Thursday February 1st 2012

The February Caption Competition was won by John with "CaRT executive initiation ceremony"

Thursday March 1st 2012

The March Caption Competition was won by Heth with "Ladies and gentlemen where're you all gone?"

Sunday April 1st 2012

The April competition was won by Heth with "Calm down Tin Chen, my other leg flew over yonder - so you're safe now"

Tuesday 1st May 2012

The May Caption Competition was won by

June

The May Caption Competition was won by

July

The May Caption Competition was won by

August

The May Caption Competition was won by

September

The May Caption Competition was won by

October

The May Caption Competition was won by

Thursday 11th October. End of summer cruise 2012

November

The May Caption Competition was won by

December 

The May Caption Competition was won by


Trip Totals
Miles: 771.1
Locks: 365
Swing/Lift Bridges: 74
Tunnels: 16
Pumpouts: 6
Engine Hours: 486.7
Propulsion Hours: 192 (39.4%)
Domestic Hours: 294 (60.6%)

Accumulated Totals

Miles: 1316.1
Locks: 892
Swing / Lift Bridges: 167
Tunnels. 22
Pump Outs: 14
Engine Hours: 2491.6

January 2013
The January Caption Competition was won by (Anonymous)

February

The February Caption Competition was won by (Anonymous)

March

The March Caption Competition was won by  (Anonymous)

April

The April Caption Competition was won by (Anonymous)

Spring Cruise 2013 17-April 2013 End of spring trip 2013


May
The May Caption Competition was won by  (Anonymous)

June 
The June Caption Competition was won by  (Anonymous)

July
The July Caption Competition was won by  (Anonymous)

Starting Summer Cruise 2013 - Tuesday 23rd July to Friday September 13th

August
TheAugust Caption Competition was won by  (Anonymous)

Septemeber
The September Caption Competition was won by  (Anonymous)

Ending Summer Cruise 2013 - Tuesday 23rd July to Friday September 13th

Trip Total:
Miles: 217.8
Locks: 162
Swing / Lift Bridges: 88
Tunnels: 2
Pump Outs: 2
Engine Hours: 148.4

- Propulsion Hours: 115.9
- Domestic Hours: 32.5
Solar Panels: 10947 Ah


Accumulated Total:
Miles: 1656.7
Locks: 1117
Swing / Lift Bridges: 277
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 16
Engine Hours: 2720.6
Solar Panels: 10947 Ah



October

Monday 1st of October 2013

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1662.1
Locks: 1121
Swing / Lift Bridges: 279
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 17
Engine Hours: 2723.1
Solar Panels: 11191 Ah 
The October Caption Competition was won by  (Anonymous)
Novemeber
TheNovember Caption Competition was won by  (Anonymous)

December
The December Caption Competition was won by  (Anonymous)