Five days into our Managed Isolation, and we're over a third through the requisite 14 days already. I don't think we're 'suffering' at all.
It's been a while since we moored up near Lichfield. We spent many months hovering around the area whilst doing Calendar Club in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
The mixed messaging and new challenges seem to be continuing here confusingly in the UK. One minute the government says one thing, the next it's all change.
We relished the quietness of a few of night's mooring near Bettisfield, watching the spectacular sunsets once again, right on the edge of the Welsh border.
Having exhausted our 14-day stay near Whitchurch, on Monday evening we moved just past Whixall Moss. That journey entailed a working few Lift Bridges
We’d been dreading moving from our lockdown bubble mooring near Hurleston Junction. It had become our ‘new normal’ after over ten weeks of remaining in the same location. Surprisingly it’s actually been extremely pleasant to cruise again, and moor in different spots. The change in the weather from the beautiful blue skies and clear nights … Continue reading Cruising The Llangollen Canal
Another gloriously warm and sunny day here at Hurleston Junction. And for me another day sat at my laptop working! Damn. But hey, we have to earn an income.
Not the news we'd like to have received, but unsurprising. It's also a relief to know one way or the other to be honest. Long-term it may be good news ...
Our three miles or so walk into Nantwich yesterday was idyllic in many ways. Along the way, white fluffy stuff snowed down on us.
It's almost six weeks since we started to isolate due to COVID-19. Although it's a worrying time, we're mostly doing okay in our bubble its surroundings ...
We've gotta get out of this place, if it's the last thing we ever do! That song was in our heads this morning; so much footfall on the Nantwich towpath ...
Our planned overnight stay in Nantwich has evolved into a two-night change of scenery due to a couple of delays. It feels rather 'busy' on the embankment ...
I'm slowly watching all the 'top 100 documentaries we can use to change the world'. The first one shocked me to the core. But surprised me not at all ...
Part two of our six day trip to Les Deux Alpes. Visiting a Glacier, an undergrond funicular, and ice cave, and a history-filled village in the valley
Living lives less ordinary we're frequently impetuous! A photograph of 'notre montagne', in Les Deux Alpes, materliased a magnifque "one day I'll" journey.
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.