Tuesday Photo Challenge – Return

Good to see Frank back with his Tuesday Photo Challenge. You can find out more by clicking on the link below:

I’m returning to our days on the boat for this.
Our first trip up river and through 17 locks was in July 2015 when we attended the Boat Festival in Stratford Upon Avon.

The atmosphere was terrific and we had a wonderful time, so much so that we decided to go back the following month.
Ah. Memo to self:
Do not go to Stratford Upon Avon in the school holidays or height of the Summer Season.

Whilst we still enjoyed the trip and were lucky to find a lovely place to berth, we got thumped by two ladies in a rowing boat who weren’t looking where they were going and a group of lads under the influence found it hysterically funny when they rammed into us in a  motor boat. I legged it up to the rental company concerned who not only called them in early, but also retained their deposit.

This is one of my favourite pictures of the boat which was taken in August 2015.

We went up several other times, each one different to the last, but each time we were able to berth on the river with no difficulty.
This was taken in July 2016.

It was a good life, and what took just over an hour in the car took 3 or 4 days by boat depending where we stopped for the night. Wonderful memories.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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 Tuesday Photo Challenge – Return

  1. pendantry says:

    I went on a narrowboat for a week’s holiday once. It was awesome! (Thanks for reminding me of it.)

    • We were liveaboards for three years. It was wonderful, even in winter with its problems of condensation. We had full central heating but no burner and ours was one of the last Sea Otters commissioned being only a year old when we bought it.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    If I wasn’t so scared of water I could almost envy you both 💜

    • It was wonderful Willow. Hubby always fancied owning a boat, and I’d never been on a narrow boat, then we end up buying one and being liveaboards for three years. If our health and greed regarding mooring fees and necessary insurance increases, we would probably be living on the canals now.

  3. Teresa says:

    Looks like fun.

    Regards, Teresa

  4. TanGental says:

    I loved both our holidays on narrow boats… well apart from the fact both ended in A&E but that’s a stoty of a whole other level of incompetence…

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