Category Archives: narrow boat

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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Final Trip: Day 3

Day 3: April 20th. It had rained during the night, and was still drizzling so we had a wet start. We left early at 7.32 as we had six locks today, Harvington being the first which was only half a … Continue reading

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Final Trip: Day 2

Day 2: 19th April 2017 The day dawned bright and cheerful, so I aimed the camera at the water reflection. We’d slept pretty well and were up early so walked up to the public loos for our morning ablutions rather … Continue reading

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Final Trip: Day 1

Note: I started keeping a computer diary so that I could get some posts out early on our return. However, with no electricity connection to keep the laptop battery topped up, that didn’t last and I ended up making hastily … Continue reading

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Back on Day 9!

Just a short note to let you all know we are back at base armed with loads of photos and tales of our journey. We originally allowed ourselves 9 days for the trip, travelling 5 hours a day over the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Red Tape Doth Choketh

Some things just beggar belief, and although we are finishing today on a ‘good’ note, it has been frustratingly tedious in trying to do the simplest thing like notify a change of address. First stop was The Bank. You would … Continue reading

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Knock On Effect (The early hours)

To continue: We had a plan today, insomuch as I was going to keep Maggie out of Hubby’s way whilst he did some more varnishing along the corridor which would get brushed with fur if she so much as looked … Continue reading

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The Early Hours

I started this post around 2.15 this morning, then deleted what I’d written and returned to bed. Trying to get to the publish stage now has been a nightmare of connections lost, no signal, no internet and limited service. Once … Continue reading

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