February Cruising and a New Passenger for Harebell

Fir the first time in years, the weather and the water levels were in our favour for a half term visit to the boat. This time as well, we had a new boater aboard in the form of Scrappi the dog. None of us were particularly sure about how he’s take to boat life, and… Read more »

Late August is Fine for Me.

We were woken at 5am by the loudest, honkiest horn I have ever heard! Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrhhhhhhhhh… It sounded like the QE2 was on its way! However, it wasn’t and all we could figure out is that it was a lorry from the yard across the way. Still, we don’t have skill for sleeping for nothing so… Read more »

Blackburn Rovers v Imps.

As the weather and our engine woes only took us 2 hrs from the marina yesterday, morning at Medge Hall mooring was a little strange. In no particular hurry  but with a lot to do, we just started the day and took it as it came  The trip back to the marina was swift and… Read more »

Wembley Eve; To a Mouse.

After some of the best and most exciting football we have seen Lincoln City play in this trophy competition, we’re finally on the boat and whiling away the time on Wembley Eve! The highs and lows, the euphoria and my tears when penalties against Chelsea Academy were looming have all led to this moment…. which… Read more »

More New Stuff

3 months after putting a deposit on a new click clack amazin’ sofabed for the boat, we finally made arrangements to collect and fit it. Spurred on by our new space saving cupboard, we’d got greedy for space and wanted a more comfortable sitting/sleeping arrangement to boot. We drove up yesterday, straight to Bradford to… Read more »

Familiar Calder and Hebble

After a rainy night, and a quiet lie in, we had still not decided upon the next direction for us. The heart wanted to go up the Huddersfield Narrow, but in our heads, we knew that we should be heading back. Circumstances had worked against a summit trip this time, so we just decided to… Read more »

Pennine Weather and the Huddersfield Broad.

Being in such close proximity to the Pennines, always means that the weather is subject to rapid change. From last night’s early evening cruise in the sunshine and my ramblings about our efforts to stay cool in the baking sun, we woke to the sort of drizzle that comes and goes as the clouds drift… Read more »

Hebden Bridge to Brighouse

They say that the best laid plans go awry. Last night I realised that we would not have enough time to get to Todmorden, mooch about and then get back to Lemonroyd in time for Thursday. Cue much discussion and wondering. By the time we’d woken this morning, we felt that it was a good… Read more »

We Had Boating in the Sun.

The morning dawned as we’d expected; bright sunshine and rising temperatures. Even though we’d slept with the front doors open, the thermometer inside was nearing 20 degrees and it was only 7.30am!! None of us fancied much breakfast, so it was a few pain au chocolate and a coffee. Mindful of our plans to stop… Read more »

Lincoln City

Lincoln City V Forest Green Rovers

Whoa, We’re Lincoln City!! I woke up singing that this morning! We’d pretty much decided that we were going to get the earlier train into Lincoln. It meant an earlier start, but it was match day! The time of year helped us along the way with early morning sunshine. We were at the station by 7.50 and… Read more »

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  • Tackling the Tidal Trent on a Windy Day

    Having arrived at Fiskerton on Friday night and found the moorings completely empty, we happily claimed a mooring spot. We’d not been up here since we brought Harebell back in August, but it was just as lovely and peaceful as we’d remembered. The weather this morning was not co operating and the sky was overcast,… Read more »

  • Early Easter 2016 and the start of a new trip.

    Although the Witham river levels had given us some cause for concern recently and Harebell had spent a lot of time on the bottom of the river, we needn’t have worried about getting wedged on the bottom. Granted, she had been “floatier” but, with the sun shining and the twinkly Witham calling us on, we… Read more »

  • Back up The Haven and onto The Witham

    Moorings on the Witham and her associated navigable drains are peaceful, quiet and dark and this one as no exception.We were moored next to a railway line, but this is Lincolnshire and I don’t remember a train passing after 9pm last night and none to disturb our peaceful Sunday either. Mindful of our 1pm deadline… Read more »

  • Tidal Haven & Boston by Water

    Another goregous morning at Antons Gowt and the Witham looked all sparkly and inviting towards Boston. However, for myself, I chose the harder task of running the path between AG & Boston. (Ran a Personal Best of 3km in 30mins and 12 seconds, however I digress) When I arrived at Boston, Harebell was already moored… Read more »

  • A Foxy Day in Boston

    A fabulous morning on the Witham meant that we were up an about in the bright sunshine and heading towards Boston quite early. Again, it was new territory for all of us and as we approached the town ,we were greeted by the sight of the Boston Stump- something we have seen many times before… Read more »

  • Friday Night Anticipation- And Shiny Brass!

    We arrived at Chapel Hill about 2.00- still can’t get over the 10 minute car ride to get to the boat. We messed about for a while, not really wanting to get going; once we started the trip, that was it, we’d be on our way to it finishing! I had half a mind to… Read more »