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Having taken up the invitation of a trade mooring at Mercia Marina in the winter of 2015, we got to know the office staff there quite well. Barry more than me which is just how it is while I'm a regular member of the ‘sandwich' generation and consequently often absent ...Read More
Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: N.B. AreandAre – Sandra and Barry
Moored Eynsham, River Thames Well it looks like it is going to be a fairly dry one this weekend for Crick but you just might need to take your wellies! Our boatbuilder Collingwood is taking around 6 boats this year and they will be well worth a look around if you ...Read More
Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: Retirement With ‘No Problem’ – Sue and Vic
The moorings at Bridge 27 were lovely; after dusk, we watched bats swooping about over the water catching insects. This morning was if anything even more sunny than yesterday. With very little distance to travel, we started a wash load before setting off, confident it would dry quickly ...Read More
Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: N.B. Briar Rose – Adam and Adrian
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A few more funny and odd boat names for your perusal . ...Read More
Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: NB Inca – Gary and Carolyn
Wednesday 24th May and it's hot, we're not doing much more than sitting on the deck under the shade of the hood watching the world go by.Earlier in the day we had seen some sort of commotion going on on the river at the top of the field. We ...Read More
Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: WB Still Rockin’ – Carol and George
16 miles The hottest day of the year so far and it definitely felt like it! The North Stratford Canal was beautiful but extremely slow going. At the Worcester and Birmingham stop lock we caught a bladeful of canvas sacking that took some getting off – our first Birmingham bladeful of ...Read More
Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: M.B. Willow – Amy and James
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Hello Friends and Followers.So the trip out has come to an end. I know it was terribly short, but it was so lovely to be out and about even if it was just a short jaunt. At least our itchy feet have stopped itching for now.Radford Semele moorings do get ...Read More
Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: Diary of a Boatwoman – Jo
In temperatures above 25 deg we said goodbye to Sandiacre and the Derby Arms resident Heron and headed down the Erewash. Our destination was Sawley.On our journey down to Trent lock a Weeping Willow with it's curtains of leaves obscured our vision. For years the same Willow has blocked boaters ...Read More
Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: MB FreeSpirit – Ian and Irene
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We moved down into Fradley Junction on Tuesday, turning right and mooring up on the Coventry Canal.Past Kings Bromley Wharf.Rhododendrons in Ravenshaw Wood. A boat was ahead of us so we had to turn Woodend Lock, but it's not deep so didn't take long. Mags coming out of Woodend Lock.The ...Read More
Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: Seyella’s Journey – Mags and Geoff
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Jetlag is still with us. I awoke at 2.30am and never managed to get back to sleep. Dawn was coming up when I wandered outside to take a few photos of our temporary home. You will see in the following photos that we are struggling for room. ...Read More
Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: N.B. Waiouru – Jan and Tom
"We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love." ~Anne L de Stael While moored up at Stanton Low I was pinned down by pouring rain and high winds for four days. Without Les I have to relearn ...Read More
Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: N.B. Valerie – Jaq and Les