Rosie

Spring 1995













Winter 1995/96

1997






Boating with Chris & Helen, Grand Union Canal and Slough Arm

1998










George and Rosie on the beach at Bridlington

1999
(I think)





Our figurehead
Rosie learned to walk along the top plank from her habitual home on the cabin roof

2000












River Lark and Great Ouse

2001


With Henry and Huw




On Pendle Hill


Chained up out of harms way for a children's party




Abandoned on the towpath


Gauxholme

2003


Lost in the snow


















Trent and Mersey, Llangollen and Montgomery Canals, and River Avon (near Bath). Fulbourne travelled widely in 2003.

2005










Rosie with three generations of the family, celebrating the 40th anniversary of our first canal holiday




With Rupert, Alison and Peter on Ben on the Caldon Canal
















With Martin, Bethany and Briony, including a side trip to Beeston Castle

2006


A characteristic pose for a now middle aged lady


Posing as the MGM lion


River Thames

2007








Grand Union Canal and River Nene


Resting at Grandma and Grandad's

2008






Minehead


But not very happy being lifted over the seawall back to the car


















On the pebble beach at Bossington near Porlock






In the car






At Wolverley Rosie wandered off from the boat, and managed to fall into the rather deep and fastflowing River Stour, which runs right alongside the towpath. Guess who had to go in and get her out!












Rosie's last boating, with Fulbourne and Angel, October 2008

2009

Rosie died peacefully at home on 18 January


The children digging the grave


The funeral precession


Paying their repects


Drakeshead Xmas Rose, buried beneath an Xmas tree


Gravestone installed


A fitting memorial


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