Having taken up the invitation of a trade mooring at Mercia Marina in the winter of 2015, we got to know the office staff there quite well. Barry more than me which is just how it is while I'm a regular member of the 'sandwich' generation and consequently often absent from Areandare. Once we left … Continue reading This is Mercia Marina not Morroco!
A crazy Christmas with RCTA and Calendar Club
The Roving Canal Traders Association Floating Christmas Market finished on Sunday, after nine days of trading. I suspect that's a record that will be hard to beat! Jenny and I made it to The Mailbox in time for the Radio WM breakfast show (you can listen in to the show by clicking this link, Jenny … Continue reading A crazy Christmas with RCTA and Calendar Club
Our first boating festival of 2015 – Middlewich
It's been an interesting journey up to Middlewich, dozens of locks in succession (I believe it's called Heartbreak Hill, which is understandable!), coupled with some rather challenging weather including gale force winds, driving rain, sleet and hail storms. Barry and I have kept the cold at bay kitted out in waterproofs, hats, gloves and sturdy … Continue reading Our first boating festival of 2015 – Middlewich