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    In the evening you can call me Nora Batty!

    In the evening you can call me Nora Batty!
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    A Quick Whizz down the Welland

    As I parked the car at Ashley on the Welland yesterday lunchtime it occurred to me that the outer hills of the valley looked like Teletubbie Land with the softly rounded slopes - all it needed was...
  3. Thanks to Mrs Patterdale's inability to say NO to...

    Thanks to Mrs Patterdale's inability to say NO to a sob story we have 6 dogs.....to be honest I don't much fancy cuddling up to any of the beggars for a night!......That probably won't stop me buying...
  4. I rarely get in the photos as Hippo struggles to...

    I rarely get in the photos as Hippo struggles to even remember his camera let alone take a photo.....so it’s Hippo’s back in the cover photo.....I did write a short article inside it though.
  5. Correct! As far as I know I’ve done nothing...

    Correct! As far as I know I’ve done nothing different to the dozens of other blogs I’ve written using Google Photos.

    Was working OK for other readers up until today.

    Ideas welcome.
  6. A Night on the Nene - Ringstead to Wadenhoe

    Hippo and I had a night out on the Nene earlier this week - thanks to the EA closing the river for navigation we had the place to ourselves - and very nice it was too....
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  7. That looks a seriously nice part of our sceptered...

    That looks a seriously nice part of our sceptered isle.....good blog.
  8. Nice looking trip - brought back memories of the...

    Nice looking trip - brought back memories of the Tay Descent - swam at Campsie, survived Stanley......epic gear rescue tale btw.
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    Always good to see a family blog - good pictures...

    Always good to see a family blog - good pictures approaching and in the rapids - a most enjoyable long read - see you on the Nene sometime soonish.
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    Nice to have a vicarious look round some more...

    Nice to have a vicarious look round some more islands on your loch......Porkie Paddler?......I'll tell Hippo to breathe in!
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    Playing catch up on the blog front and came to...

    Playing catch up on the blog front and came to this after your Skellig adventures.....looks very enjoyable indeed....I also have a Penobscot 17.4 but it will remain a ballast tanker rather than a...
  12. Fascinating stuff.....I may have to dig out the...

    Fascinating stuff.....I may have to dig out the Star Wars dvds again.....closest I've been was looking at the Skelligs from a campervan though in my younger days I paddled out to the Blasket Islands.
  13. You certainly seem to capture the relaxing...

    You certainly seem to capture the relaxing atmosphere with your photos Mal......a thoroughly enjoyable escapist blog.
  14. Just adding my appreciation of a very...

    Just adding my appreciation of a very professional feeling video......most enjoyable.
  15. Elevenses......we don’t hear enough about...

    Elevenses......we don’t hear enough about elevenses.
  16. As Summer Tixover into Autumn on the Welland

    The tiny riverside hamlet that just keeps on giving! Yes, there is a place called Tixover and it really was too much to expect your correspondent to ignore the changing of the meteorological seasons...
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    Really interesting, diverse paddle.....the...

    Really interesting, diverse paddle.....the slow/wake joke wasn’t too awful either!
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    Enjoyed that.....I have explored much of Estonia...

    Enjoyed that.....I have explored much of Estonia on motorbikes.....fascinating place with much lingering tension from German and Russian eras.
  19. A what?

    A what?
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    I’ve been married 40 years and for every single...

    I’ve been married 40 years and for every single one of those years Mrs Patterdale has promised she might think about coming out in a canoe next year......it hasn’t happened yet!
    Nice video of some...
  21. Shrewd Move with a Toy Boy on the Nene

    I like the start of this trip.....simply throwing a boat off a bridge has a feeling of juvenile delinquency about it
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  22. Looks a well organised event - just educated...

    Looks a well organised event - just educated myself on Google Maps about the area too.
  23. Looks like a great get-together and excellent...

    Looks like a great get-together and excellent idea to put names to faces.
  24. I’m not normally a fan of long videos but this...

    I’m not normally a fan of long videos but this one had me hooked throughout......well done.
  25. Can’t quite get my head around square sausage but...

    Can’t quite get my head around square sausage but otherwise a great looking trip.
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