Windy Tidal Trent

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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    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 »

  • Sun at Kidderminster 1

    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 »

  • Sunny Fradley

    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 »

  • Leaving Sawley

    Bringing Harebell Home

    River Trent & Trent and Mersey Canal                                                                                                … Read more »

  • Purchase Day 1

    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 »