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
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 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
A window with a view!
I enjoyed two little photography projects on the waterways. Here is the 1st one which is a collection of views out of the living room window on the boat. I'm no video editor but I had fun putting this together along with some words below. https://youtu.be/kqaDSO8epek WindowsWindows are made to watch the world go byand … Continue reading A window with a view!
Gloucester to Saul Junction……… aaaand rest!
Today's video including plenty of hovering for bridges, avoiding paddleboarders and rowers to swing back into the marina! https://youtu.be/ubbiGwBWdFw Another days of nerves for me as I knew I was going to do a manoeuvre at the end of the day that I haven't yet done and was incredibly nervous about. It was a lovely … Continue reading Gloucester to Saul Junction……… aaaand rest!
Worcester to Upton to Gloucester
Worcester to Upton can be seen here: https://youtu.be/HAkq85V-Bxs After a stunning night sky in Gloucester we headed down to Upton On Severn. Found this just before we leftSo pulled it out for firewoodA cheeky little engraved heart We passed through Diglis lock and had a short journey ahead of us. We had in mind that … Continue reading Worcester to Upton to Gloucester