Augie - R.I.P.
16 Oct 2010 - 25 Apr 2014

It was the best of times (WHILST WE HAD HIM), it was the worst of times (HAVING TO SEE HIM GO), it was the age of wisdom (2010), it was the age of foolishness (ALSO 2010 !), it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity (YEP), it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness (IN HARECASTLE TUNNEL), it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair (WHEN THE CANAL FROZE), we had everything before us, we had (HAVE) nothing before us ....

It is a far, far WORSER thing WE DO THIS DAY, than WE have ever done; it is a far, far WORSER rest TO WHICH WE go than WHEN WE DID 28 LOCKS IN A DAY.

(sorry Mr D!)

Due to family reasons we have come to the conclusion we were never going to be able to do the extended cruising we had always planned.  Reluctantly we therefore decided to investigate selling Augie.  In the event some people who had in fact already seen this web site wanted him, and were willing to pay what we thought was fair, but which we were concerned others may not.
Jan says it reminds her of the dreadful time when she had to have her beloved dog Meg "put to sleep".  She knew it was the correct, the only sensible choice, but that did not make it any easier ...

"Augurs Well"  Web site was started in Aug 2010, just before construction commenced.
This Web site has always had a focus on our narrowboat itself, rather than on our trips or the canal system in general. 
Thank you for looking, we hope you found it useful.
Penultimate Home Page -/-/- Original Home page
Below are the last few photos taken. Whilst we stripped him of personal belongings, and handed him over to his new owners ...

3:00 mins

Andante from Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: II

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