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Buckby Cans In Their Rightful Place.

A cold January Friday and we find ourselves on the way to check on the boats. With all the wind, rain & cold, we need to check on them. Plus, Harebell needs draining down and we didn’t want to wait until the freezing weather came, because then we’d be driving in the freezing weather. Needless… Read more »

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No Need to Outfox the Fox

I met my future husband in August 2004. The first thing he ever gave me –apart from his phone number- was a picture of Aqua Roma, the family narrowboat, built by Charlie Fox in 1976. Little did I realise the extent of the effect that the 38 feet 6 inches of steel would have on… Read more »

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Slow Along the Stratford

A lazy morning after the last 2 full days. Still a lot of distance needed to be travelled and the days were skipping by. A tense moment when the engine took some starting, but the batteries held out and all was well. A slow and tedious trip along the shallow Stratford, we got stuck on… Read more »

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Tardebigge Day- Rite of Passage for James & Harebell

When we moored last night, there was a boat, facing our direction that looked “Tardebigge ready”. However this morning we didn’t want to start the day all out of sorts, so we had breakfast and coffee. It was the earliest we had all been up this trip, but still the other boat just got away… Read more »

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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 »