Slip into Spring

With the Winter behind us and the leaves now sprouting from the trees above us along the riverbank, it’s time to think about jobs to be done on the outside of the boat again. At this time of year right through until the end of June the barge can get quite dirty. First with the shedding of the flowers from the poplar trees, and subsequently from the sticky substance produced by insects in the trees in late Spring/early Summer. This means a regular wash down with water, a mop and a lot of elbow grease to shift it. However, for…

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