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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Why is a ship called a she?

A ship is called a "she" because there is always a great deal of bustle around her;

There is usually a gang of men about; she has a waist and stays;

It takes a lot of paint to keep her good looking;

It is not the initial expense that breaks you, it's decking her out;

It takes an experienced man to handle her correctly;

And without a man at the helm she's absolutely uncontrollable.

She shows her topsides and hides her botton and, when coming into port, always heads for the buoy's.

Extract from ECP&DA Erewash Outlook magazine Spring 2012.

2 comments:

Jo (Boatwoman) said...

LOL, that is brilliant made me giggle.
Ny the way I have sent you a facebook message, not sure if you have got it??
Thank you for my birthday message xxxxxxxx

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Hi Jo,
I have looked on facebook but I can't see a message specifically for me. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong pace. I still havent worked my way round facebook yet! Xxxxx

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