Thursday, 21 January 2016
As a result of Shaune being bit of a perfectionist and Nancy Belle having a broken nose, a bit of boat shed wood surgery was performed and she is now sporting a shiny new nose.
While the boat shed wood burner was working overtime keeping the crew warm Shamrock was left out in the cold.
Saturday, 16 January 2016
After consulting this years tide tables a full list of Nancy Belle 2016 river trip dates has now been released.
|Friday 29 April||09:00 - 11:00|
|Monday 2 May||12:30 - 14:30|
|Friday 13 May||09:00 - 11:00|
|Monday 16 May||13:00 - 15:00|
|Monday 30 May||10:30 - 12:30|
|Tuesday 31 May||12:00 - 14:00|
|Friday 10 June||09:30 - 11:30|
|Monday 13 June||11:45 - 13:45|
|Tuesday 14 June||12:45 - 14:45|
|Wednesday 15 June||13:15 - 15:15|
|Monday 27 June||10:15 - 12:15|
|Tuesday 28 June||11:00 - 13:00|
|Wednesday 29 June||12:15 - 14:15|
|Monday 11 July||10:00 - 12:00|
|Tuesday 12 July||10:45 - 12:45|
|Wednesday 13 July||11:30 - 13:30|
|Thursday 14 July||12:45 - 14:45|
|Monday 25 July||09:45 - 11:45|
|Tuesday 26 July||10:00 - 12:00|
|Wednesday 27 July||10:45 - 12:45|
|Thursday 28 July||12:00 - 14:00|
|Tuesday 9 August||09:15 - 11:15|
|Monday 10 August||09:45 - 11:45|
|Thursday 11 August||10:45 - 12:45|
|Friday 12 August||11:45 - 13:45|
|Tuesday 23 August||09:00 - 11:00|
|Wednesday 24 August||09:45 - 11:45|
|Thursday 25 August||10:30 - 12:30|
|Friday 26 August||11:30 - 13:30|
|Wednesday 7 September||09:00 - 11:00|
|Thursday 8 September||09:15 - 11:15|
|Friday 9 September||09:45 - 11:45|
Starting from Cotehele Quay Shamrock’s support boat, Nancy Belle, will head up river past riverside woodlands, under the railway viaduct, past Calstock and deeper into the valley and on towards Morwellham Quay. Throughout the trip there will be a commentary on the valley’s fauna, flora and history. The trip will last approximately 2 hours. There is no cover on the boat so please dress for the weather on the day.
Friday, 8 January 2016
After being left in the heavy rain over the Christmas and New Year period the crew was surprised to find that Shamrock had not taken in a lot of water, it has been known for her to take in more over one wet day in the summer when the deck is dry and the planks have shrunk. The rain has also stopped all work on Shamrock apart from the maintenance of her rigging blocks and a few other bits that have been removed to the boat shed. Her temporary cargo hold vents appear to be working as she is not smelling musty.
Being in the boat shed Nancy Belle has benefited from the wet weather as she has been receiving most of the crews attention with the fabrication of new forward and after decks, sanding of her outer hull and a start made on the painting of her bilges. Her engine has been removed for servicing and to allow access to parts of the bilge that haven't seen a paint brush in years.
|Shamrock awaiting the next band of rain.|