Day 50: After a couple of days of terrible hayfever, I can start to breathe a bit. We had a ridiculously funny walk back from Bex & Curly's, drunkenly giggling like schoolkids as we charged down the hill through fields and alleys, across bridges to get down to the canal. I didn't think anything of … Continue reading Trip 2021 – Week 8
Category: Narrowboat Diaries
Trip 2021 – Week 7
Day 43 - Bosley LocksAfter a collapsed day it was time to go again. The beginning of our video shows nothing but if you look closely it shows one of the best things about boater life. I headed up to walk up to the first lock to set it and strolled past a boat that … Continue reading Trip 2021 – Week 7
Trip 2021 – Week 6
Not much boating for me but a whole lot of fun seeing some of the colleagues I haven't seen in the last 18 months. Some highlight pics for me and a short video of Richards travels with the boat while he waited for me to come back! And the best surprise was coming back to … Continue reading Trip 2021 – Week 6
2021 Trip – Week 5
Photo collection can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/organize/?start_tab=sets Day 29 - Hollybush Inn To Engine LockAll the layers were back on this morning as the temperature had dropped. A badly moored boat got everyone in a pickle as we met another boat coming through the bridge. A few seconds on the video but a good few … Continue reading 2021 Trip – Week 5
2021 Trip – Week 4
Wow! how has it got to a month already. Photo albums can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/143856576@N06/collections/72157719231987276/ Day 22 - Middle of Nowhere to Burston We split the tasks today, for the first part I worked until we reach locks then got up and did the running of the locks as a good screen break and … Continue reading 2021 Trip – Week 4
2021 Trip – Week 3
Link to Photo Albums: https://www.flickr.com/photos/143856576@N06/collections/72157719231987276/ Day 16 & 17 No boating as we hung out with friends, BBQ, drinks, chats, walk - is was lovely to take some time out along the way! They very kindly lent us their washing machine too so I could get a load on, brilliant! Day 18 - Fradley to … Continue reading 2021 Trip – Week 3
2021 Trip – Week 2
As last week - more photos can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/143856576@N06/collections/72157719231987276/ Day 8 - Netherton Tunnel to Dudley Canal TrustWe originally looked at going through the Dudley Tunnel, as you can't use your engine in there and would have to lie on the roof and use your legs to push the boat along. However, the … Continue reading 2021 Trip – Week 2
2021 Trip – Week 1
Day 1 & 2It's not that I don't want to write every day but I'm being honest with myself about what I can do. Boating is tiring, boating when you're trying to fit in hours in your temp job is still tiring! With events still mostly off the table I decided to make another run … Continue reading 2021 Trip – Week 1
Time to go exploring again!
One thing we've all learnt this year, Life is too short. Do what you love. I've had over a year without my main job to review what's important to me and identifying the areas that needs switching up and changing. Was very sad to have my big trip to New Zealand for my 40th ruined … Continue reading Time to go exploring again!
A lovely stroll to find the Sapperton Tunnel and disused Thames & Severn Canal.
This was a lovely walk we took on a sunny Monday morning recently. It comes with a bit of a back story so pour yourself a cuppa and settle in. I am based on the Gloucester & Sharpness canal and back in the early 1800's the waterways were linked from the River Severn all the … Continue reading A lovely stroll to find the Sapperton Tunnel and disused Thames & Severn Canal.