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Sheikh D’Ownrun meets Lola, a canoeist, & an oil gauge sensor on the run

The “Chronicles of Cardinal” continue as Skipper Ian Hutson regales us with another fine tale from the Canals of England. Please, read on…

The Diesel-Electric Elephant Company.

Well there’s lovely for you, yes indeed, Myffanwy. Atcherly, is has been quite spiffing, albeit tending more towards the Rennie at times than I would like (Peppermint Rennie, not Mackintosh).

1P1090080 Awaiting repair

Yesterday (swipes away a few stray bars of a Beatles song) one positively leapt out of one’s flea-pit with an unseemly amount of agog, one flung one’s jim-jams to the wall (bulkhead), one dressed and rushed out to meet the new day.

Yesterday, the Cardinal and I moved again. A quarter of a mile…

The plan had been to steam northwards, towards the town of Nantwich, right through Nantwich, do not stop, do not collect £200, go directly to gaol, then to carry on up into the frozen northern wastes just beyond. A journey of much more than a mere quarter of a mile… Carry On is probably an apt phrase.

I ought to have…

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December 2013 and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (, to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

2 thoughts on “Sheikh D’Ownrun meets Lola, a canoeist, & an oil gauge sensor on the run”

  1. I suppose that moving a little is better than not moving at all – even if most of it was done by coasting along and then by pulling on ropes! At least the view from here is most bucolic, lots of wildlife and just the one farmer with an ancient tractor. Life could be a lot worse! 😉

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    1. I truly admire your sunny outlook in the face of Cardinal’s technical woes. Great experiences whether you’re moving or not. The beauty is that your timetable is flexible – deadlines are your own.


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