Sunday, 13 April 2014
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Thursday, 13 February 2014
So we had to cancel our "brass monkeys" cruise during the Christmas break because of the bad weather.
This meant we had to overstay our welcome at the painter's wharf - a nuisance for everyone concerned, I am sure! However, I was not about to take a freshly painted narrowboat out into gales. The wharf owners were very understanding, though, and found us an out-of-the-way spot for a reasonable rate.
So we conscientiously arranged to move Honey back to the Llangollen during February half term... which, if current weather forecasts are to be believed, will be a week of hurricane-force storms.
I think not. The thought of destroying all of John's hard work is unbearable!
We will be boating again soon! I promise!
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
John Sanderson and Kinver Canopies have done us proud.
Honey is looking gorgeous in her new colours and livery - and only a lack of space in the wharf (and time to do anything about it) prevented me from getting her into a position to take some proper photographs.
That will have to wait until after Christmas when we will have a short "Brass Monkeys Cruise" back to Swanley Marina.
Friday, 18 October 2013
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Unusually for us, there will be no boating during the autumn of 2013 - so after the cancellation of our Spring trip due to a reluctance to suffer the cold, we've had a very short boating season.
Our final journey was a short sprint from the Llangollen to the painter at Dadford's Wharf where (if we can decide on the colour scheme) NB Honey will be repainted.
Next time you see her she will be dark blue & red. Or blue & grey. Or black & grey. Or turquoise & blue. Or (if John loses his patience with us) "Hammerite black with logs on the roof."
Saturday, 17 August 2013
The closure of Barrowford Flight added 114 miles and 55 locks to our three week holiday - taking it to 226 miles and 230 locks in total.
NB Honey is now safely tucked up in her new home on the beautiful Llangollen Canal, where she can have a week of rest before she gets a thorough cleaning & servicing and then will be delivered to John Sanderson for her new frock.
Meanwhile, we are now back on dry land - which is nauseatingly solid and still.