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No Need to Outfox the Fox

I met my future husband in August 2004. The first thing he ever gave me –apart from his phone number- was a picture of Aqua Roma, the family narrowboat, built by Charlie Fox in 1976. Little did I realise the extent of the effect that the 38 feet 6 inches of steel would have on… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »