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Tag Archives: locks
River Trip 2016: Part Six
Our aim for the day was to stop at Pershore for supplies (there is a large supermarket within walking distance of the moorings), then go through the lock and stay at Comperton for the night. We were also hoping to … Continue reading
Posted in diary, life afloat, lifestyle, nature, observations, Voyages Tagged locks, river views 4 Comments
River Trip 2016: Part Four
We left Stratford at midday on Saturday, and trying to get down to the first lock was like playing water skittles and chicken with visitors in rowing boats. It was ridiculous that no-one seemed to see us coming (41 feet … Continue reading
Posted in diary, life afloat, lifestyle, narrow boat, nature, Voyages Tagged locks, wide beams 5 Comments
River Trip 2016, Part Three
The first thing we did after breakfast was take our canopy off, as the next lock en route had limited height and we nearly came a cropper on our first trip! It’s only a short distance from Offenham, and we … Continue reading
Posted in diary, life afloat, lifestyle, narrow boat, nature, observations, Voyages Tagged arrival, locks, mooring, Shakespeare Comments Off on River Trip 2016, Part Three
River Trip 2016 Part Two
We were all awake quite early, breakfasted, potty breaked and ready for the off by 8am. The lads had taken all their rubbish home so all was left clean and tidy for the next visitors to this peaceful haven. Our … Continue reading
Posted in diary, life afloat, lifestyle, narrow boat, nature, observations, Voyages Tagged frustrations, locks, river 3 Comments
The Bleeding End
Hubby and I thought (stupidly) it would be nice to do the Stratford run again, hence our blogging absence for the last week. We stopped after two locks at a free mooring where it was so quiet, you could hear … Continue reading
Posted in Challenge, humour, life afloat, My life, narrow boat, Voyages Tagged boats, locks, mishaps, people, Stratford 12 Comments
Day 8: Danger, High Winds
It was July 7th, 10th anniversary of the 7/7 London Bombings and the news was full of it. We were safely moored up and enjoying a leisurely cooked breakfast with our friends getting ready for the off and Day 2 … Continue reading
Posted in diary, friends, life afloat, My life, narrow boat, nature, Voyages, weather Tagged danger, locks, river, wind 3 Comments
Day 3, 2nd July, the adventure continues
One thing we discovered early on during the trip was that my journal would not have in- depth entries. At best, I managed to jot down the time we arrived at/left the lock, though not both, as I was busy … Continue reading
Posted in diary, film/tv/book, humour, My life, Voyages Tagged hazards, journey, locks, river 3 Comments
Day 2, 1st July
We slipped into the vacated space after our new friends departed then tidied up a bit and got ourselves ready to set off again. We’d had a spattering of rain during the night, but otherwise it was uneventful, as the … Continue reading
Posted in diary, life afloat, My life, nature, Voyages Tagged locks, river views, temperature, travel 6 Comments
Day 1, 30th June, Adventure Begins
Having checked our lists as to what we needed to take and then remembering there was no need to pack, surprisingly we were ready for the off before 10am. The weather was good, and we were looking forward to a … Continue reading
Posted in diary, humour, life afloat, My life, Voyages Tagged adventure, locks, river 5 Comments
This is it then……………..
my last post for at least ten days. Think of us as we attack locks, address weeds, enjoy nature, the view, the river, relax, have fun etc etc. I wonder if Frances Drake felt like this before getting his Sir-ship? … Continue reading
Posted in Challenge, change, diary, life afloat, narrow boat Tagged adventure, Frances Drake, locks, travel 6 Comments