Category Archives: Voyages

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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Given Berth

It’s been 16 days since we got back from our second mini break, and in all that time we have not run our engine. Quick recap here why this is important. Today promised to be bright, warm and sunny with … Continue reading

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Coming home

After another good night’s sleep, we were ready for the off quite early. Hubby had already taken Maggie for her first walk of the day before I surfaced, but after breakfast whilst he was doing his maintenance checks, I took … Continue reading

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Boating is a contact sport: Part 2

The lock before Pershore is diamond-shaped, and we are way more proficient at locking down in it than locking up. That was until our last but one day out this time when I was at the helm. I took her … Continue reading

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Boating is a contact sport: Part 1.

On this trip, I have been at the helm almost as often as Hubby, and my confidence in taking the boat in and out of locks has grown substantially. I had a little gate nudge going up-stream, but nothing too … Continue reading

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They’re behind you!

Our boat does not travel very fast, which is just as well as the speed limit going up river is 4 mph and coming down 6 mph. This suits us, as we can putter away happily, taking in the glory … Continue reading

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Three ladies, a bench, and elevenses

As soon as we’d decided to stay that second night at Pershore after the wind episode, I rang MSM as she had mentioned she and her friend were coming shopping there that morning. I therefore invited them to join us … Continue reading

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