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Category Archives: Voyages
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It must be every boater’s nightmare to be caught in the wind whilst trying to moor up and watch their boat sail (or in our case drift) off across the water WITHOUT THEM. Thus was the case on our second … Continue reading
We have been out for five nights this time, and for the main, it has been a good trip. We’ve met some smashing people, shared locks with several, and even experienced the ‘contact sport’ of boating as advertised, and not … Continue reading