I've plenty of both but on occasions, keep them to myself with my inbuilt filter. SOME folk think I don't HAVE a filter... they'd be amazed at how much I actually DO block from coming out of my
The whole "don't move your boats unless it's for services thing - combined with the so called water shortage which has closed this canal IS getting under my skin a bit now. I honestly don't see why boaters moving around -"socially distant" by the very nature of boating, is being advised against... I really don't. It's not like your bum on a lock gate is going to spread Covid is it? - WHAT'S MORE annoying is all the muppets on facebook / twitter and the like, condemning any boat that IS moving... THEY don't know why a boat is moving - what happened to tolerance of other folks? - more and more people are gradually becoming brainwashed into thinking Covid is everywhere and we can get through "life" by avoiding it forever... I'm afraid the irony is that a lot of the "vulnerable/oldies" we are supposedly protecting, would be happy to make their OWN decisions... instead, they are being peer-pressured into hiding away 'self isolating' and dying inside anyway.
Perhaps a simpler approach should be IF folk are so worried about becoming sick and dying, they should opt to hide away inside for as long as it takes to get either cured/inoculations developed or herd immunity. THAT way, there'd be enough delivery slots available from the supermarkets and the rest of us can carry on as normal taking our chances BEFORE the whole economy - and perhaps more importantly, the younger folks financial futures are totally trashed... it may already be too late for that one!
Folks in the street are leaping into the middle of the road to avoid coming "too close" to others on the pavements - I mean, a bus is a LOT more dangerous to " Patrena Mad Woman" than walking 3 foot closer to me than she'd prefer... Same goes for super markets... I may have mentioned this before, but the other day in Tescos (which I am now boycotting for it's Nazi like staff enforcing the 1 way systems) - I forgot spuds and the
SO then , VE 75th Anniversary... a beautiful day in Skipton... there would have been the boat festival and commemorations taking place... - instead, little groups of neighbors sitting in chairs outside their houses a few metres apart trying to make the best of it.
'Ellis' wasn't on her (well what feels like her ) home-mooring outside Pennine... we'd been on an essential boat journey down to Aldi (well you can't carry shopping THAT far on foot) and when we'd come back another boat had nipped into the space... to be honest though, whilst its my favourite place to moor - the boat behind is one of those chaps who runs his engine FROM 8pm to whenever... which gets on your nerves if you are in bed and he's still running it - ergo, a break from that was due anyway to soothe tensions. The "other mooring" by Gallows bridge did for a couple of nights and when a couple of the old girls that usually sit near the Fred Trueman Statue turned up for a natter, I rustled together a little VE day picnic (just a few sarnies,antipasta, pork-pies and chicken calzone) - along with a bottle of Cava.