12 July 2008

Fire down below

Granny's item on former North West Tonight presenter Nigel Jay and his canal video diary is good to see. Not least because I'm pretty sure it was Nigel who, a couple of years ago, suffered the trauma of returning to his boat to find it ablaze. The burnt out shell was towed back to its mooring, just a few boats down from us, and for several months sat as a stark reminder of how it can all go horribly wrong. The fire investigators reckoned that it was caused by the solid fuel stove, but as some toe-rag apparently stole the stove before Nigel returned the next day, presumably that could only be an educated guess. What is it with some people?


Andy Edwards said...

Ouch! I'm seeing too many blog reports on disasters at the moment - not great just before I go on my summer adventure!!

Have a good, (and safe,) summer yourselves and I look forward to catching up when I return home.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on that one, Andy, I've never seen so many canal disaster stories. Typical - next week we're letting my cousin and family have Indigo Dream for a holiday - ALL BY THEMSELVES! I haven't sent them any of the links - I'll just worry on their behalf!!!!
ps I am writing comprehensive 'how to do' guides for the boat - it'll probably scare them out of moving her a single inch.....