Big River Locks and Short Canal Locks!

  We left Leeds Dock on Friday, 10th September, leaving with another boat in order to share the (huge!) locks. This was the River Aire section of the Aire and Calder Navigation. The locks are all electrically operated and can take very large commercial craft so they dwarf the narrowboats […]

We Made It To Leeds

  We moved round to Skipton from our moorings just about 1½ miles outside the town on Wednesday, 18th August, in preparation for Ali and Rob to arrive on Thursday morning. We moored on the 14 day mooring section – it was a little quieter than right in the middle […]

Two Year Boat-Versary

  Crossing the Barton Swing Aqueduct     It’s our two year boat-versary today! We have calculated that we have put 931.5 hours on the engine, we have travelled for 1,365.5 miles, we have worked 988 locks and we have operated 118 swing or lift bridges! What  an experience! We […]

The Caldon Canal

      Well, we eventually made it onto the Caldon Canal! We left Barlaston on the 5th April, with a view to getting onto the Caldon on the 7th, mooring in Trentham only a short distance away and the last decent mooring spot before the section to Stoke on […]

Back to Stone

      Thought it was about time to post another update – although there isn’t much to report! With Boris announcing another national lockdown just after Christmas, and with the repairs to the alternator still ongoing, we decided we may as well stay put in the comfort of the […]

Still in Stone

  Well, Christmas isn’t going to be how we imagined it, but then it isn’t for a lot of people!   We stayed in Stone for the second lockdown and when it finished, we found that the area we were in was a Tier 3 zone, and the information from […]