Wow! What a wonderful weekend we had at The Crick Boat Show - in spite of a particularly challenging beginning. Our arrival on Friday turned into a bit of a tense and troubled time, as due to what seems like a communication cock-up somewhere, we had no mooring booked on the harbourmaster's list. A case … Continue reading A cracking time at Crick after a challenging start
Month: May 2015
Being human on the waterways
It's an infinitely fascinating life living on a narrowboat, cruising and trading on the canals as we do. Unfortunately the weather's been attempting to drown us with squally showers and intermittent hail, with a dash of sunshine thrown in to keep our spirits up. I've had to keep my waterproof trousers and coat on, as … Continue reading Being human on the waterways
Taking a trip down memory lane – well memory lock really!
So far we're on schedule to arrive at Crick by Friday. Yesterday was a nine-hour day. Not too bad. It was though, rather a wet one for poor Barry at the back of the boat! By the time we arrived at the first lock the rain had abated a little. Half way down the Lapworth … Continue reading Taking a trip down memory lane – well memory lock really!
Getting a soaking at Alvechurch AND en route to Crick
We're currently 'speeding' along at 3-4 mph to the Crick Boat Show. Barry's driving in the pouring rain which promises to accompany us throughout the day. Unfortunately we don't have the luxury of sitting it out as we've 55 miles and 79 locks to get to Crick in time for the show. I'll be making … Continue reading Getting a soaking at Alvechurch AND en route to Crick
The Delights of Droitwich and Exciting News about Crick 2015
Our return visit to trade at St Richard's Festival in Droitwich was a great success despite the unseasonal weather. I even got the bag of winter clothes back out from under the bed to put my long sleeved thermal top on or I'd have been an extremely cold face painter decorating 'Frozen' children! The dismal days … Continue reading The Delights of Droitwich and Exciting News about Crick 2015
Thank heavens for Victoria Park and the London Canal Museum
Loving this blog post from a lone female boater who runs 'death cafés' 😉