After leaving Dunedin, we travelled slowly west and north to visit St Bathans. There were was so much to see it took our breath away.
Sorry to bore any non-history loving fans but here's another house we recently visited. Again it's near a canal though further south than Little Moreton Hall. Wightwick Manor (pronounced "Wittick") is situated at Tettenhall near Wolverhampton and about half a mile from the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal. The house is in a grand version of … Continue reading Wightwick Manor
"There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile. He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile. He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse, and they all lived together in a little crooked house." Seems very apt for this house! Little Moreton Hall also known as Old Moreton Hall is a moated half-timbered … Continue reading Little Moreton Hall
This is another of Barry's random and retro blog posts of photos from our various journeys. This one from Marple to Bugsworth Basin on the Peak Forest Canal back in June. Stopping in Marple we took a short walk down the 16 Marple Locks. It had only recently re-opened after an 18 month repair job … Continue reading The Peak Forest Canal – Marple to Bugsworth Basin
Our next festival was at Bugsworth Basin so from Middlewich it was back up the Trent and Mersey to join the Macclesfield Canal at Kidsgrove then up to Marple.
A little late, but some of Barry's images from our travels earlier in the year from Stoke on Trent to where to Norbury Junction.
This is a rare post by Barry ... Once I'd finally given up hope that I was going to make it to France with Sandra, Kerry and Tony it was time to consider other options. One of them was to attend the Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival as we were in the area. However the … Continue reading Barry and Dickie let loose!
Continuing tales and images of our recent travels in Wales and beyond, and catching up to date as to our current whereabouts on board NBAreandare.
Our summer kiwi visitors we've blogged about so far had booked their passage with us well in advance. Actually at least a year before their arrival. The next one wasn't quite so planned. It also encompassed a great deal of places and people - leading to a number of blog posts to do the momentous … Continue reading A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 4a – London bound
Our next round of planned kiwi guests arrived on Saturday 30th June for a three-night canal adventure. Deb and Graeme had spent the previous few weeks travelling around Europe, their main destination being a UK friend's daughter's wedding in Santorni. Fortunately when they arrived with us the weather in Manchester wasn't too shabby after the … Continue reading A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 2
Once again it's been a while since we posted. To be honest we're considering stopping this blog, as we could possibly be portraying that life on the UK Inland Waterways is too amazing leading to everyone wanting to come and share a taste of it! Maybe we'll start writing about the pitfalls instead of the … Continue reading A Succession of Summer Visitors – part 1
Why do we blog? We realise a blog is meant to be "a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style." The informal or conversational style isn't much of a challenge. It's the 'regularly updated' part we've frequently struggled … Continue reading Catching up – from Burnley to Wigan
Barry here!! I've been left in charge of the blog while Sandra's away in Minorca for a week, so you won't be surprised that I've buggered it up used creative editing with the last posting and forgot to include two special meetings along the way and a bit of a flock up! The first was catching … Continue reading Foulridge to Burnley
This is a stunning section of canal that we have been looking forward to for some time. Our plan was to spend some time around here enjoying what the area had to offer, however we seem to be forever trying to catch up on ourselves. trying to fit too much in. We are continuous cruisers … Continue reading Skipton to Foulridge Tunnel
After seeing me safely off at Doncaster station on Wednesday 28th March, Barry found himself with a bit of time to kill waiting for Fred to join him for his long anticipated journey to Goole. He'd not been able to get there via the tidal Trent, but achieved it the long way round! It's great … Continue reading Doncaster to Goole with stand-in first mate Fred aboard
This laid-back lifestyle is frequently rather frantic! So much so, we're once again a couple of weeks behind with posts. This week can hopefully be 'catch-up' time, to get you all up-to-date with where we've been, and what we've been up to along the way. At least the publishable stories! If you want to see … Continue reading Fun times travelling back from Sheffield to Doncaster
This post covers our journey from Llangollen to The Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals.
Here's a few more images of the 211 year old Pontcysyllte Aqueduct to give you a better look at it. This image has ended up as one of our gift cards After crossing the aqueduct six times by boat in the space of a few days we'd become quite familiar with the structure. The view from … Continue reading Barry’s 2016 Favourites – Part 2
Barry's a little late posting his favourite images this year, due to other commitments. I'm sure it'll be worth the wait - I'm excited to be revisiting the memories all the amazing places we visited in 2016. Over to Barry ... Areandare's 2016 pictorial journey begins Shugborough Hall looking bleak and leafless! Then onto the … Continue reading Barry’s Favourite Images of 2016 Part One
Sadly our year's cruising was coming to an end even sooner than we'd planned, as due to a couple of lock and bridge closures we needed to be at Mercia Marina by early November, a month earlier than expected. On the way down from Birmingham the signs of changing season were becoming more obvious with … Continue reading Barry’s Favourite 50 (which turned into 70!) Images from 2015 – Part 7