During my 48 hour boat-break pass last weekend, Barry put a home-brew beer batch together. I grasped the opportunity to capture the process for posterity - and of course for this blog, The Home Brew Boat blog, and our Facebook page. Experimenting with a new beer brewing method Barry decided to try out Captain Ahab's method. This involves … Continue reading Brewing on board and a brewers meeting
I realised yesterday it's been four weeks since I was on board a mobile Areandare - apart from the short journey down the lock at Gailey last week. Life's certainly a little out of the ordinary at the moment! I finally completed the financial assessment forms for my parents, and got them sent away last … Continue reading A week of contrasts
A super shot of the Digbeth Arm, on the Grand Union Canal, heading towards Spaghetti Junction (looking backwards)
I suspect that this time it was a 'no'!
Will she, won't she?
Spectacular gas towers
I sat at the bow of Areandare on Sunday afternoon, relishing life on the water, knowing I was soon to leave it again. We often take for granted what we have until it's gone I find. Last weekend with Barry, was a reminder to me of appreciating 'normal' life. Not that I didn't when it … Continue reading Grasping an opportunity for a little ‘normality’
Time to stop and stare 😉
Salford Junction, where we took the right hand turn onto the Birmingham and Fazely Canal
Something as simple as brickwork can be stunning when seen through the lens
I'd rather be travelling slowly by narrowboat than whizzing about above!
I've always loved having three sisters and am aware how fortunate we are to be close and supportive of one another. At the moment I cherish it even more, as it means I'm getting a couple of nights 'off' to be able to drive up to wherever Barry may be (he was near Tettenhall yesterday), … Continue reading Heading back to Barry and our boat – albeit briefly …
Adding even more interest to the brickwork
Incredibly bright colours bring a certain euphoria to the day's journey
It's not easy to explain, but I've known this was coming for a long time, and been preparing for it. Spending most of my time living back with my parents that is. While it's strange, and I miss being on the boat and with Barry, there are a few positives. I feel incredibly blessed to … Continue reading Keeping afloat and sane on land
An arty shot as seen by 'the locker'
Reflections of a life well lived on the Inland Waterways of UK
Loving chilling at the helm for a change while Barry works the locks and takes the shots!
Today I'm leaving Barry - again! I have no idea when I'll be back on board Areandare, or when life will return to any sort of 'normality' again. In the meantime, there's plenty of supplies in the fridge, freezer and cupboards to delay any chance of scurvy, so long as the good captain cooks for … Continue reading The end of R and R for a while …
Here's the first in a daily series of photos from Barry of our recent journeys - trying out a new scheduling tool ... Arriving at the location of our September 2009 wedding held on the roof of our previous narrowboat 'Northern Pride'