New Zealand and the UK have opposite seasons. Many people prefer the cold at Christmas. I personally love the warmth and long light days!
We initially explored the Llangollen Canal shortly after purchasing our first narrowboat, Northern Pride, in April 2009. We loved it then, and our feelings have only since magnified. Admittedly it's not all plain sailing (pun intended!). Many areas lack good internet coverage, which is crucial for my online work. A fair proportion is relatively rural, … Continue reading An Extended Stay On The Lovely Llangollen Canal
Nine years after his first successful UK visa application, Barry finally receives his British passport from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Reflecting on the five months we spent tiki-touring NZ's South Island in a campervan, we share our top ten favourite places.
Who would've guessed that agreeing to be on a Q & A panel at a Crick Boat Show in 2015, would lead to film star status for us? Read on ...
Although it's almost a year since our final days in the South Island, we're keen to finish sharing our memorable adventures in words & images.
During our second week moored in Liverpool, we went to a family wedding in Devon, then explored more of the city together and with a friend.
After a delay of almost two years, due to the pandemic, we cruised into Liverpool's Albert Docks on the afternoon of 11th April 2022.
Narrowboating over a British winter isn't for the fainthearted, but we're used to the ups and downs of it and enjoy the quietness on the cut.
Goodness, we really have had a blogging break! We haven't posted for seven months, as we've had so many other things going on. Our intention has always been to get the remainder of our NZ trip posted, and then keep you up to date with our narrow boating travels. However ... We'd drafted the NZ … Continue reading Seven Months Later And We’re Back …
It's always tricky adjusting to life after being in another hemisphere. We're catching up with family & friends and not doing much blogging ...
Having been back onboard our narrowboat now for almost two weeks, we're able to reflect on how it feels after a year living in New Zealand.
Having travelled eastwards from the west coast to Arthur's Pass Village in February, we subsequently journeyed westwards with friends in May.
Leaving Gisborne on Sunday 1st August, we flew back to the UK on Thursday 5th August. It's an interesting time to be flying that's for sure!
From the 7th to 21st May, we hung around Christchurch with Jamie and visited a number of nearby attractions.
At the end of April we headed to Lake Tekapo, expecting to be blown away by its beauty. Did it live up to our expectations?
After our incredible experience on the Hooker Valley Walk, we explored Mount Cook Village and the Tasman Glacier. How would they compare?
Out of all the adventures and experiences we had in our five months on the South Island, Mount Cook won the Gold Medal. You'll soon see why ...
Waiting for a clear weather window to visit Mount Cook in April, we visited the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme, Lake Ohau, and the Clay Cliffs.
Our itinerary often alters due to fascinating things we find along the way. Oamaru, Duntroon & The Vanished World were well worth seeing.