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Merry Christmas From New Zealand

New Zealand and the UK have opposite seasons. Many people prefer the cold at Christmas. I personally love the warmth...
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An Extended Stay On The Lovely Llangollen Canal

We initially explored the Llangollen Canal shortly after purchasing our first narrowboat, Northern Pride, in April 2009. We loved it...
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Jumping The Final British Passport Hurdle

Nine years after his first successful UK visa application, Barry finally receives his British passport from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth...
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Our Top Ten Favourite South Island Destinations

Reflecting on the five months we spent tiki-touring NZ's South Island in a campervan, we share our top ten favourite...
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Barry & Sandra Celebrate Ten Years With CRT

Who would've guessed that agreeing to be on a Q & A panel at a Crick Boat Show in 2015,...
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Barry’s Images UK August 2021 Onwards (Part 3)

Part 3 of Barry's images since August 2021, covers our journey from Chester to Parbold, en route to Liverpool. There...
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Barry’s Images UK August 2021 Onwards (Part 2)

Enjoy the 2nd of Barry's slideshows. Our journey from Harecastle Tunnel to Ellesmere Port during winter 2021/22. With a few...
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Barry’s UK Images August 2021 Onwards (Part 1)

Better late than never. Barry has finally edited & chosen a selection of stunning images from our travels since August...
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May 2021 – The End Of Our South Island Adventures

Although it's almost a year since our final days in the South Island, we're keen to finish sharing our memorable...
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Reluctantly Leaving Liverpool

During our second week moored in Liverpool, we went to a family wedding in Devon, then explored more of the...
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Relishing Our Passage To Liverpool

After a delay of almost two years, due to the pandemic, we cruised into Liverpool's Albert Docks on the afternoon...
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Narrowboating Over Winter 2021 to 2022

Narrowboating over a British winter isn't for the fainthearted, but we're used to the ups and downs of it and...
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Seven Months Later And We’re Back …

Goodness, we really have had a blogging break! We haven't posted for seven months, as we've had so many other...
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Having A Bit Of A Blogging Break

It's always tricky adjusting to life after being in another hemisphere. We're catching up with family & friends and not...
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What Is It Like Being Back On The Boat?

Having been back onboard our narrowboat now for almost two weeks, we're able to reflect on how it feels after...
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