Tackling the Tidal Trent on a Windy Day

Having arrived at Fiskerton on Friday night and found the moorings completely empty, we happily claimed a mooring spot. We’d not been up here since we brought Harebell back in August, but it was just as lovely and peaceful as we’d remembered. The weather this morning was not co operating and the sky was overcast,… Read more »

Happy and Healthy at Hatherton Marina.

Today, the morning dawned cold & frosty but fantastically sunny. As has been the case quite a lot over the last few sunny days, my mind turned to boating; I miss my boat- I’m keen to get going, to one day enjoy the relaxation of moving at 4 mph and the next to set ourselves a challenge… Read more »

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  • Last Day of Our Journey and Harebell’s New Mooring.

    Another sunny day and we pressed on. We were in striking distance of Lemonroyd and were full of discussion about whether to keep going all day and spend the night in our new berth or to stop somewhere on the way and finish the rest of the trip in the morning and head home as… Read more »

  • Keeping on Exploring!

    A new stretch of waterway is always a great reason to get up and get going in the morning, and today was no exception. We had yet more lift bridges to do – they were all different- a big learning curve!! Although interesting and different,it makes for quite slow progress and also all the different… Read more »

  • Tackling the Tidal Trent- Again!

    All geared up for our trip, 6am came around surprisingly quickly. Aware that James and I would be spending at least 5/6 hrs inside the boat with no way to step off, we snuggled in bed for a little longer and let Marcus, at 6.30am sharp, carry on with getting Harebell down to Keadby. We… Read more »

  • In Search of Pastures New

    Once the Witham, the drains and surrounding area had been explored, we decided that it was time to move moorings- We’d had a great time on Lincolnshire’s river but wanted to explore new territory. So began much research and a dash up the A1 to the Leeds area to investigate. Whilst up there, I found… Read more »

  • Searching for the Tunnel & Abandoned Locks.

    Having arrived at the limit of navigation on the Chesterfield yesterday and reversed up to the entrance of the blocked up Norwood Tunnel, we knew that we wanted to explore on foot the section that has been abandoned years ago and is no longer navigable. Pearsons guide mentioned that at the Western end of the… Read more »

  • Early Easter 2016 and the start of a new trip.

    Although the Witham river levels had given us some cause for concern recently and Harebell had spent a lot of time on the bottom of the river, we needn’t have worried about getting wedged on the bottom. Granted, she had been “floatier” but, with the sun shining and the twinkly Witham calling us on, we… Read more »