Views of Sheffield and Victoria Quays

Last week we relished four whole days on the visitor moorings at Victoria Quays in the heart of Sheffield. It's a splendid basin - such a shame it's not situated closer to the centre of the town. If it were, I'm certain it would be a thriving place of people enjoying the delights of waterside … Continue reading Views of Sheffield and Victoria Quays

Tackling the Tidal Trent with a fresh First Mate

The vagaries of the British weather continue to cause complications for many. Minor ones only for us. Easily overcome and worked around. A few weeks ago I'd hired a car from Enterprise Sheffield in advance. One of the not-insurmountable challenges of living on a narrowboat and continuously cruising, is taking a car with you is … Continue reading Tackling the Tidal Trent with a fresh First Mate

Lincoln Castle, Cathedral and Concert Part Three

Having ooh-ed and ahh-ed at the Castle and Cathedral, another exceptional experience in Lincoln was listening to Rick Wakeman perform his 'Live Portraits' concert - IN THE CATHEDRAL! It was truly superb. Playing perfectly on his Steinway Grand Piano, we heard sublime renditions of tracks such as 'Morning Has Broken', 'Merlin the Magician (physician!)' from … Continue reading Lincoln Castle, Cathedral and Concert Part Three

Lincoln Castle, Cathedral and Concert – Part Two

I've never quite decided what 'label' Barry and I could categorise ourselves with in regard to 'religion'. Maybe we're not completely aligned, though I strongly suspect we are. Birds of a feather and all that. It's one of the reasons we connect. I'd postulate we're 'Atheists', as in we '... don't believe in the possibility of … Continue reading Lincoln Castle, Cathedral and Concert – Part Two

In the right place at the right time for a greeting AND an evening with Rick Wakeman!

Every now and then it happens. Something one or both of us would love to experience coincides with us there. Today was one of those magical times. We'd visited Lincoln Castle and Cathedral yesterday - enjoying them immensely. At the Cathedral we saw a flyer for a 'Rick Wakeman Live Portraits' concert this evening. Really? … Continue reading In the right place at the right time for a greeting AND an evening with Rick Wakeman!

Ice Breaking success and some rescheduling required

You'll be pleased to know (if you're 'friends' with me on Facebook you'll probably already be aware), that Areandare, with lots of encouragement from Barry, broke through the ice above Bardney Lock yesterday morning. The other important news is that someone from The Environment Agency arrived just before we left, to take water samples. It's likely … Continue reading Ice Breaking success and some rescheduling required