Hen Do, Loft Sorting and Boat Sitting

  Well, that was a busy couple of weeks! On the 17th April, we moved from our rural mooring just outside Shardlow, continuing our journey towards  Burton on Trent, mooring in Willington and a couple of other spots en route. The locks on this section seemed particularly fierce – they […]

The Leicester Line and the River Soar

  We left Braunston Junction on Thursday, 17th March, after putting the drone up for a few quick shots. It was quite breezy, though, so I didn’t send it up very high. We only cruised a short distance in the first instance, stopping on the waterpoint and visiting The Gongoozler’s […]

Christmas and Boat Blacking

  We stayed for two nights in the end , 10th and 11th December, on the secure moorings at Bournville and enjoyed reacquainting ourselves with the area – and it is a lovely area. Bournville Village looked very festive dressed in its Christmas costume! We left Bournville on Sunday, 12th […]

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 […]