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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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Wolverhampton 21 and the BCN

                          We arrived last night and only got as far as the Fox and Anchor. This morning we intended to get a good start but a lie in was just too tempting. We had the traditional boating breakfast of bacon & egg sarnies (please can… Read more »

  • Buying a Narrowboat

    Haggling for our Boat

    Well, it was make or break day today. We decided to open the Harebell Negotiations at a cheeky £16,000. We soon got a call rejecting that offer, but accepting £17,500. Marcus was quite sure that we should counter offer £17,250 and although I just wanted to seal the deal on Harebell, I made the call… Read more »

  • Finding a Narrowboat to buy.

    Falling in Love with Harebell

    Really, Marcus is just the jammy one- I have sat for hours looking at boat after boat after boat, finding nothing. The first one he looks at (on a webpage that I’d left open and walked away from, before getting the chance to browse properly) and he spies Harebell. When we first saw her, we… Read more »

  • Looking at Charlie Fox Narrowboats

    Just not what we were expecting….

    They say the camera never lies, and in reality it doesn’t. However it can give a very different impression. The human mind can also edit their minds eye into whatever is in their mind; that’s what I did with Ambassador. On a rainy Friday afternoon, we found out that Aqua Roma can never be beaten-… Read more »