Wall to All

Sometime stories of a sometime scribe who sometimes writes

WALLTOALL. ... Home to some of my lives and times

I am a writer, a lazy one perhaps; but a writer nevertheless. FreeWebs is a handy place to store my stuff and allows me to share with others as and when the humour takes me.

Join my voyage through life. ... Navigate along the tip of my quill

"WallToAll" is by no means the only website under my control. During the first decade of this century, I was heavily involved with boats, with sailing, with the sea, and with passing on sea lore and marine methodology to a younger generation. The web provided an excellent platform and "Freewebs" the tool with which to reach any audience anywhere.


is an on-going Work in Progress, detailing my escapades in a 36' narrowboat on the canals and navigable rivers of the South Eastern part of England from 2011 through 2017, meandering along The Lea and Stort navigations to Hertford and Stortford, the Grand Union Canal to Braunston, the Oxford Canal between Isis and [almost] Coventry, The Thames, tidal and non-tidal, the river Wey to the Basingstoke canal to Woking and beyond and even a bit of the Kennet by Reading where "Hurricane" Katie interfered a bit with our odyssey but not for long. Include also the lower Thames estuary to Dartford where Pentargon was involved in re-opening the River Darent to recreational navigation during the Summers of 2015 and 2016. For 2017 plans are afoot to go north around Greater Birmingham down the Severn to the sea and in at Bristol to take the Kennet and Avon to Reading and "home". As of 19thMay 2017. Pentargon was on the Staff & Worcs north of W'Hampton ... but in August 2017 she was passing through Bristol having navigated the Bristol Channel from Sharpness


was to be the biggest, most exciting project of them all but went down the swanee through mis-management and lack of vision. The website, however, remains mine and is a storage bin for my lateral writings.


was my 'proudest' bit of work. As then PRO of the now-defunct "Mayflower Sail Training Society" one of my briefs was to produce a regular news bulletin 'The Pilgrim's Progress' for a well-scattered and diverse membership. On my watch, it went webby as well as papery (150 copies a month mailed out). The site's raison d'etre died with the charity and is now the storage place for



The Mayflower Sail Training Society never had an operations manual for the Kenya Jacaranda. "KJoperations" was envisaged as a repository of sailing lore, methodology and operations centred on the SV Kenya Jacaranda until this site was set up. When the house of cards fell over due to mind-boggling stupidity and appalling seamanship, another site became available to walltoall as a virtual bookcase. 


is another River based site which failed to get off the ground due to breathtaking ineptitude of the principals. Currently the site exists as an indictment of the concept that while some people make things happen and others watch things happening the real problem is those who "Wonder What The Bang Was?"

"TWWWTFBW" make up the major portion of membership of all voluntary organisations. 

Kenya Jacaranda had a training offshoot back in the day: 


when some of us realised we needed a means of training existing members and new intake in doing things in a uniform way.  This site now links to "Pentargon".

Mid-decade, I spent time with the London unit of the Maritime Volunteer Service and undertook PRO and training roles there along with active service on a number of powered boats on The River. 


was work in progress when that organisation began to 'unravel' but I learned a lot about The River from very skilled river-men and marine specialists during my time there.

A tiny number of people make things happen in life; a larger number watch things happening but rarely if ever engage. The vast majority of people go through life wondering what the bang was.