... you can't do that again! said my James to (big)James when he was awarded a score of 10/10 by the lock keeper for his entry into Salter's Lode Lock last summer.
He had all but forgotten this wager, when a couple of days ago, Kestrel was again en route from Cambridge (via the New Bedford tidal river) to the Middle Level through Salter's Lode. And lo and behold, he went and did it again!
So, last night at the pub, the princely sum of £5 was handed over, and will now be signed, framed, and placed in Kestrel's engine room apparently! (big) James has also bet £5 that my James will get a score of at least 7/10 next time we do it, which means that he will have to screw up spectacularly and deliberately if he is to win it back!
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