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Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

 

 The last scaffolding has been removed

and the crews of nb Dragonfly celebrate

by taking her down to the 

Kingshill Landing Stage

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Cyan reports

Wednesday 4th  November

Down to the last level of scaffolding at 4pm today. 
The scaffolder i spoke to seems fairly confident
that they will finish tomorrow.  
He did add that council would need to clean up the towpath
so that might be a little longer before it re-opens.
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Monday 2nd November

I walked along the towpath at lunchtime today and the scaffolding at the Skew Bridge
is coming down.  I spoke to one of the scaffolders and he said that it would
all be done by the end of the week. I'll check it out again later in the week but with luck
we should be back to running the full trip down to Kingshill at the weekend.  
 
Woohoo! 
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Sunday 11th October

Just another beautiful day on Dragonfly on the Wilts & Berks Canal in Swindon

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On Sunday,September 20th,  Carsten and Andrew extended the trips
by reversing up to the bund as far as possible.
 It is much better reversing as the propeller clears the silt first and then,
if/when the boat gets stuck, powering forwards (with large side to side
swings) allows the boat to break free from the suction.
In addition to clearing the weeds and silt, this seemed to be well received
 and some of the passengers commented that they thought it the
highlight of the trip.  The photograph(right) was from the last trip but one.
For the last trip they managed to get a few feet closer. 
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 Saturday 5th September  - Work being carried out on Skew Bridge

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Despite Skew bring closed for repairs Dragonfly is still running on Saturdays and Sundays

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Henry is always there Happy Charter Flotilla outside Waitrose Store

IMGP4075-1000HRH The Duchess of Cornwall inaugurates Landing Stage

The Dragonfly Boat Team worked  hard  to produce a faultless performance for Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall. Cleaning, painting, filling up with diesel and water and all the tasks that made Dragonfly look wonderful.  Then Annie and Wendy who practised hard and produced a first class journey for the distinguished guests.

 See all the pictures

 

 

 

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Waitrose Landing Stage  

Yay, rain water coming into the canal at Skew 5th July 2015

 Pictures of the Building of the Landing Stage

 

 

Gifts & Souvenirs of your visit to nb Dragonfly

 

On Sunday, Carsten and I extended the trips by reversing up to the bund as far as possible. It is much better reversing as the propeller clears the silt first and then, if/when the boat gets stuck, powering forwards (with large side to side swings) allows the boat to break free from the suction.

 

In addition to clearing the weeds and silt, this seemed to be well received  and some of the passengers commented that they thought it the highlight of the trip.

 

The photograph attached was from the last trip but one. For the last trip I managed to get a few feet closer.