River Trip 2016: Part Four: a reblog

Here is my contribution for Flashback Friday…….. s hard to believe this was 6 years ago now. In this hot weather, we’ve missed the peace and tranquility of the boat, and the option of untying ropes and going up river. Never mind. It was fun while it lasted.


We left Stratford at midday on Saturday, and trying to get down to the first lock was like playing water skittles and chicken with visitors in rowing boats.
It was ridiculous that no-one seemed to see us coming (41 feet of bright blue boat weighing in at 6 tons plus was hardly invisible!) and merrily continued across our path.
Hubby blew our horn and scared the living daylights out of one rower, who panicked, so we reduced power to almost a standstill to give them a chance to decide which way they were going to go to get out of our way.
Colin P Witter view 3At the first lock, (Colin Witter: photo 2015), we always seem to attract an audience, and this time we had a party of students who wanted to help. Hubby gave one a mental sum to do, and when he explained to him that he had just calculated filling…

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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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15 Responses to River Trip 2016: Part Four: a reblog

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Di I really enjoyed reading that post what a day you had! What time did you get to bed??

  2. murisopsis says:

    A nice memory of a cooler evening!

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Wow, the first I’ve read of your floating journey. Sounds amazing 😊

    • We were liveaboards for almost three years (July 2014 to April 2017). There are loads of posts here about our trials and learning curves, and our final journey taking her up for brokerage. It was a good life and we made some true friends.

  4. Carol anne says:

    what an adventure πŸ™‚ fun times!

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