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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  • 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 »

  • Back to Work and Source Some Funding.

    Well, at the moment we seem to be ranging from 2 opposing emotions. One minute we are happily thinking to ourselves “hey man, this is cool- a little bit of extra debt we can handle and we can cut back on other things and at the end we’ll own a boat- aren’t we just the… Read more »

  • Bratch Flight of Locks

    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 »

  • Deja-vu

      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 »