Category Archives: narrow boat

More Every Day

Many of my readers know we lived on a boat in a marina for three years. In that time, we watched nature at close quarters, ducks, geese, swans, even a pheasant once which Maggie lifted on the dog walk and … Continue reading

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Waiting Day

The cooker is due to come today, and whilst we’ve been waiting, we’ve planted the onions, watered the back garden and cut the front lawn. The old cooker should be collected sometime today, and the double glazing guy is due … Continue reading

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This time last year

We were just getting over Easter and making final preparations for our last trip on the boat. It’s so hard to believe it’s twelve months ago that we left Maggie with MSM and set off, allowing ourselves 10 days to … Continue reading

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The End of life as we knew it:

Today saw the door close on our boating life. Hopefully we will still keep in touch with our boating friends, but are officially no longer boat owners having signed her over to new owners this afternoon. Signing the paperwork took … Continue reading

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Final Trip: epilogue

So here we were. The boat berthed on the other side of the finger was owned by a real character who invited us aboard his widebeam for the evening. We accepted his kind offer but were stinky and dirty so … Continue reading

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Final Trip Day 8: Canals Day 4

Day 8: Tuesday 25th April We had certainly had a variety of weather, from rain, sleet, hail and sunshine. We even had ice on the helm one morning! We were both sporting tans of a sort (read panda eyes for … Continue reading

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Final Trip Day 7: Canals Day 3

Day 7: Monday 24th April We’re here, berthed at the top of Hatton Flight Lock Number 46 where you can have 48 hours free mooring. It’s the Big Challenge and time to show the world what we’re made of. Or … Continue reading

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