This afternoon we've moored up at Tattenhall Marina, in readiness for Barry's impending hip replacement. Last night we saw the blue supermoon
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
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 ...
Part 3 of Barry's images since August 2021, covers our journey from Chester to Parbold, en route to Liverpool. There are some super shots ...
Enjoy the 2nd of Barry's slideshows. Our journey from Harecastle Tunnel to Ellesmere Port during winter 2021/22. With a few added extras ...
Better late than never. Barry has finally edited & chosen a selection of stunning images from our travels since August 2021. Here's part 1.
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.
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.
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!
Twenty-twenty. It's been a traumatic, often terrifying, yet strangely transformative year few will forget in a hurry.
We had a magnificent weekend in Mountsorrel. What a splendid place it is. Well kept, and the locals appeared to relish living near the river.
Finally we’re making progress on our journey to wherever we’re going to be when we head to NZ. It’s so much easier without worrying about car. Not so easy to see Lisa and the boys though. It’s a delicate balance of priorities. On Monday we moved from (?) to Penkridge. I did a few locks … Continue reading Great Progress To Great Haywood
One of the reasons so many people choose narrowboat living, is to slow down. When we made our New Zealand return plans, we booked Areandare into Debdale Wharf ...
After such a magnificent blue-sky day on Sunday, the British weather resumed it's grey and damp outlook. You have to grasp sunshine while you can here!
So much for thinking summer had come back a week ago! The past few days we’ve had a drenching and almost persistent rain since Wednesday evening.
The change in the weather over the past few days has been extraordinary. Especially today. This morning dark clouds loomed on the horizon to the west ...
Due to the non-delivery of our planned Sainsbury’s grocery order on Saturday, we’ve ended up cruising to and from Nantwich three times in a week.
Following yesterday’s Sainsbury’s failure, we had little choice but to return to Nantwich today. I'm appalled at their shocking customer service.
It’s been a very different day from yesterday. Not weather-wise. That continues to be amazingly hot and sunny. I just wish I could enjoy it!
Today marks ten weeks since I began blogging daily in lockdown. Not that the country locked down ten weeks ago. But we did ...