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A Day of Firsts for Harebell.

We took full advantage of the extra hour this morning; I lit the fire then went back to bed. After sorting out more wood and doing a few housekeeping chores, we set off for the locks. As we were the only boat on the move,we were guiding Harebell on to the Severn, for the first… Read more »

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Enjoying the Lower Staffs and Worcester

Again this morning, the spirit was willing but the mind said “stay in bed”!! However,it was a gorgeous sunny day and the canal beckoned. We set off and wound a few locks and worked up an appetite for breakfast. Chef Marcus cooked on the move and as a result, tasted better than usual. Again, uneventful… Read more »

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Rain, Rain Rain & A New Passenger for Harebell

After a quick pack up of all the parcels, we set off for the boat at about 1.00. This time we had Sophie with us, so not sure how she’s going to like boating again after all these years. After sweltering in the heat for the last 2/3 weeks, the heavens opened as we neared… Read more »

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Harebell’s First Full Day

First of all, I slept REALLY, REALLY badly and woke up really not feeling up to the challenges that I knew lay ahead. I also seemed to ache all over & had a nagging soreness in the back of my throat. Of course, the one thing that I did not have on board was some… Read more »

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Purchase Day

We awoke with a mixture of excitement & fear this morning and masses of questions. Would we be able to negotiate a good price? Will we be able to afford the remedial work? Would the seller change his mind and decide to keep her after all? Would the seller get offended at our low offer… Read more »

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An Epic Journey.

     Today we knew that we would have to cover some ground if we were to stand any chance of getting back to the Marina by Monday afternoon. We set off at 7am and it was a perfect boating day. The canal was almost ours. We think that any souls around that early on… Read more »