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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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