This is a random post thrown in, firstly because of my new obsession with boats, ships and Captain Heldt . . . Secondly because I met the Captain of this boat and sailed away with him on St. patricks day 1994.
I won't go into the mess that I was running away from or even what became of Captain Sparrow as we will get to that all in good time. I will say that he is Stropster's Dad and did eventually settle here in this town to be just that.
Really this is just a quick flash of nostalgia brought on by looking for the "All things Silverhip" photos. I'm really gonna have to sort those photographs out . . . I can't wade through all those years every time I need to find two or three.
We had some great times travelling the country on that boat . . . and met some good "boat folk" . . . and some dodgy ones along the canals. I was content at the time with an easy simple outdoor life. I
Sparrow kept his motorbike chained to the front of the boat for occasions when four miles an hour was not fast enough ;-). Red and black boat, red and black bike . . . Anarchic.
As with the above drawing of the pub, rarely a picture was completed as Sparrow liked to keep moving. No mooring fees.
I need to get scanning as this will mainly be a picture post . . will update real life later . . . Happy St. Patrick's Day to all . . .