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.
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
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.
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.
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!
We've loved our extended stay in the Peak District. This past week has been rather dramatic in a number of ways in the national news ...
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.
Barry made a trip to Mount Snowdon part of my birthday present last year, and we planned a spring visit. Not the best timing we recently discovered ...
We've been kept rather occupied entertaining our two grandsons during the Ferbuary Half Term holidays. Lots of fun and adventures had, on and off the boat.
We were honoured to be contacted by a media company requesting to use one of Barry's stunning images of Sheffield Victoria Quays last week.
Yesterday's blog post included a photo of what I saw in 2009, and again in 2018, as a 'face' in the wall in York. Barry had taken a photo nine years ago after I pointed it out to him. He transformed it into two rather cool pieces of artwork, that we sadly sold at auction … Continue reading The answer to the face on the York Wall
The main narrowboating portion of Ray's experience with us, came between our time in London, and a week of travelling up and down the UK (quite literally! But that's the next post ...). As always, Barry had planned a plethora of adventures to tittle Ray's taste buds for England and all it offers. There were … Continue reading A succession of summer visitors part 4b trains, rock houses and a river
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
After a long weekend in Ombersley sorting out some of mum's, and our remaining 'stuff', we got back on board Areandare the evening of Monday 9th July. A mere two days later we were off again heading back to Lisa's for the school run on Thursday 12th! Needless to say we extended the Enterprise car … Continue reading A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 3