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 »
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 »
Our Last, Full Sunshiney Day
As if to make it even more painful to leave, the sun was yet again shining and the birds were in full gorgeous morning song. Again, Chef Marcus was in charge of breakfast and bacon & egg sarnies were on the… Read more »
Pottering Around; Messing About by the Canal.
Absolutely no hurry to get up this morning, even though the birds were singing and the sun was shining. We decided upon bacon & egg sarnies for breakfast (how come they did not taste as good as they did when I was steering down the W&B??) eventually, we headed on towards Kinver, mooring up below… Read more »
After a peaceful night in Digilis Basin, it was time to tackle the mighty Severn again. We started off a little later than we had planned, dropping down onto the Severn at about 9.10am. The level had dropped quite a lot, but the flow was still strong. Needless to say that our progress upstream… Read more »
Major disappointment and back the way we came.
Up bright & early this morning ready to be the first boat on the flight- 3 and a half hours seems to be the norm, we would like to try to do it a bit quicker. With much anticipation, we set off, but it was not to be- we had hardly got out of… Read more »
Heavy Wide Locks and Can we get to the Bottom of the Tardebigge?
We a had a lovely lie in this morning; our moorings were so quiet. We were not immediately ready to get out of bed, so a lazy morning took place. Eventually we were under way by 9am and straight into the first lock. They didn’t get any lighter or easier to wind, so I swapped… Read more »
Red Warning on River Severn and New Territory on the Droitwich Barge
Staffs & Worcester Canal, River Severn and Droitwich Barge Canal 19 Locks The day started bright and sunny at 6.45am. James is that little bit older now, so there are no demands to “put the bed in the shower”. There is still a lot of wiggling &… Read more »