Since April 2009, we’ve been navigating the canals and rivers of the UK Inland Waterways. Initially cruising in NBNorthernPride, on 17th April we commenced our ‘Blogspot’ blog. Our inaugural six-months ‘sabbatical’ from New Zealand was spent exploring the northern waterways; the second the south.
Returning to gain Barry’s UK residency in March 2013, we bought NBAreandare. In May 2014, we moved blog providers to WordPress – which is where you’ve found us. For over seven years we lived as ‘Continuous Cruisers‘ on the canals and rivers in England and Wales, enjoying the parallel universe they provide. Since then, we’ve shared stories, countless adventures, and met countless fascinating folks.
In February 2020, after years of red tape and expense, we both gained the right of abode in the UK and NZ when Barry successfully gained British Citizenship. On 20th August 2020, we returned to Barry’s home country of New Zealand to spend time with kiwi family and friends. Here we bought a campervan to take advantage of travelling Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud, while there were no foreign tourists. Aptly named NZAreandare, we blogged prolifically about these adventures – including Barry’s extraordinary images as a slide show at the end of each post.
On 6th August 2021, we arrived back in the UK and are now continuing our exploits around the Inland Waterways of the UK.
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A small selection of images from our narrowboat travels on the UK canals …
and from our New Zealand campervan adventures …
Barry’s Superb Photography
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