New Ground

We are off early tomorrow to explore waters, canals and locks anew.
It doesn’t seem all that long ago that we were planning our first trip to Stratford and all the locks en route awaited us.
I kept a diary of our trip, the fun we had, and the near disasters.
For those new to my blog, a warm welcome and to give you an idea of what novices we were (and still are) you can read about it here:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4

The Festival part 1
The Festival Part 2
Day 7
Coming Home
Day 8
Day 9
This picture was taken at Pershore last year, and it was littl’ ol’ me who berthed us!

We managed Stratford again in August 2015 (more posts refer), and also last year but not for the festival. The picture of the boat outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in my header was taken then.

After Stratford, comes a whole new ball game, or contact water sports as some people refer to boating as!
We wanted to explore the canals this year, and are going to do just that, even if it is a one way trip.
One of the flights has 46 locks in it. Oh well, that’s half of the 97 en route out of the way in one day then!
We’ve decided to keep our log book and use it as a diary for our last trip on the boat that has been home for almost three years.

No posts while we’re away I’m afraid, but we’ll be back with our tale, photos and more poetry I expect. Hubby might even do some more sketching.
Hope you won’t miss me too much!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to New Ground

  1. colinandray says:

    Bon Voyage “guys”! It will no doubt be a great adventure. 🙂

  2. DM says:

    wow, that last picture looks like a serious bunch of locks. Will be thinking of you guys as you make the trip. DM

  3. sudershana says:

    A beautiful post and the images are so delightful. Loved it.
    Will glad to have you at my site too

  4. Jess Wen says:

    Looks so exciting, all the best for your trip!

  5. I can’t wait to hear about the trip – even if it is more than a little bittersweet.

  6. Wait! Ive missed something as well. Are you no longer going to be living on the boat or are you going to explore and find somewhere new to anchor?

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