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.
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!
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
Our next round of planned kiwi guests arrived on Saturday 30th June for a three-night canal adventure. Deb and Graeme had spent the previous few weeks travelling around Europe, their main destination being a UK friend's daughter's wedding in Santorni. Fortunately when they arrived with us the weather in Manchester wasn't too shabby after the … Continue reading A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 2
We easily survived the four long days of travelling at 3 mph last week, in anticipation of Barry's fabulous itinerary for my younger sister Viv and her husband Ray. It'd been almost three years since they stayed on board together, due to a variety of reasons like their wedding at Bath last February. Early on … Continue reading Family on board from Winsford to Manchester
There's reportedly seven wonders of the Inland Waterways in Britain. To date, we've been fortunate enough to experience six of them - and we're planning on completing the seventh next month. The Barton Swing Aqueduct we've even had the opportunity to visit AND see open twice, in 2009 and 2013. Last week we returned to the … Continue reading Re-visiting the Anderton Boat Lift – and venturing into new territory
I'm frequently in awe of those prolific bloggers who manage to write, edit and publish a post a day - at the moment even a post a week feels out of reach. Apologies readers, there's so much going on in our lives, that blogging's slipped down the list of priorities. Dad went into a residential … Continue reading It’s all go on board Areandare – a huge catch-up!