Narrow Dog boat to be replaced

Earlier in the week we heard that sad news the famous boat from the Narrow Dog books, Phyllis May had caught fire and sank on its moorings at Stone. Terry & Monica Darlington (and dog Jim) were not onboard when the blaze started on another boat. We passed Phyllis May twice in the spring on our cruise to the North-West.

Phyllis May at Stone at the end of March 2009

It now appears that she will not be renovated and the Darlington's are looking for another boat. What a pity such a famous boat should have such a sad ending. As Granny Buttons pointed out, it was at the same location that Tom Rolt's Cressy was broken up and burnt.