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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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Final trip Day 6: Canals Day 2

Our journey yesterday had taken us over an aqueduct….. our first. We don’t know what we were expecting, but to be honest we were a little disappointed. The view was probably more interesting from below, seeing a boat going over … Continue reading

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Final Trip Day 5: Canals Day 1

Day 5, Saturday 22nd April Stratford Basin shows Lock number 56 on the gate. It’s a wide lock to suit the various commercial widebeams, but the gates backing onto the river where we were tend not to close, so it … Continue reading

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Final Trip: all change

Since becoming Liveaboards in 2014, we have only had a licence for the River Avon, having done the full trip to Stratford four times in total though we have been out on the river for a few nights away as … Continue reading

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Final Trip: Day 4

Day 4: April 21st. We have always loved Luddington, even though it is one of the deepest locks on the river. It is so peaceful here, and we slept like logs, probably because we had pushed on to do 6 … Continue reading

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