Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Otherton Boat Haven

Well, we are now moored at Otherton Boat Haven on the Staffs and Worcs and jolly nice it seems too. We have a nice quiet mooring with elec and water an easy spot to get too and best of all there is loads of wildlife around.

we are having a long weekend soon so lets go exploring....YAY!!!

Saturday, 28 August 2010

We're moving again

We have been at Hatherton Marina since the New Year, and to be honest whilst a little basic it has been fine. The two biggest problems we faced were:- the upper basin wasn't designed for 57ft boats to be moored and there is no electricity.

So over the bank holiday weekend we will move to Otherton a few miles up the cut, I visited a few weeks ago and had a good walk around and a chat to a few people. I always like to chat to see how things are. Both of us love this stretch of the canal and we really enjoy just being on own and enjoying a quiet night....now that we wont have to turn off the batteries every time we leave the boat and knowing they will be on constant charge will make me much happier.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Fox and Anchor Family Day Out

At the moment our "Local" is the Fax and Anchor near Coven (pron Covern) It is a 40 min chug away at tick over. The pub does really nice food, a little pricey, but the setting and beer make up for it.

Yesterday I took my Mum, Sister in Law and her two beautiful children for a day trip, it has been an age since I had seen them.... my Niece Pippa 13 had a few goes at steering and really caught on until a boat came around the corner with a stag do on it full of pirates. The boat was adorned with a blow up doll in a nurses uniform as a Figure head on the front bows and each Pirate had a weapon. We were fired at by water pistols....It was very funny...they very nearly crashed though after out attack.

After lunch I put up the Hammock....Sorry Michelle...this went down so well that apart from Pirates I don't think anything else was part of Sam's convocation and both kids want one of these hammocks. Problem is one was from Brazil...and I have never seen one like it else where. Ooopsie. I have emailed a friend who is heading back this summer...

As we were heading back someone shouted you are the Blogger aren't you? guiltily I said yes...so thank you for reminding me to Blogg again.

A general update... We have been boating quite a few weekends, but this usually means just taking out around the corner and cooking a meal having a bottle or two of red, then mooring up again. We have taken a few longer trips out....one all the way to Kinver a 2 day trip that we took 5 days over and had a brilliant time. The Bratch Locks are the most amazing site ever I have never seen engineering like it.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

3.5 KW Petrol Genny

I have a silentmaster 3.5 KW petrol generator with 12v output as well for sale it was £500 new, I have owned it for two years and apart from turning it over when I bought it, it has never been used. I am wanting £250 for it.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Tiny Update

well we have been at the new mooring for a few months now, we are hoping to move again either down to the lower marina or to another marina with electricity. We have been out a few times and had few over nights just around the corner...and even saw an Otter!!!!

From Monday we are going to have a week away...heading towards Kidderminster all we want is peace and quiet, a few nice pubs and some BBQ's. I just love the idea of towpath BBQ's :-)

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Our first outing this year

Saturday was one of those days...it was like a summer so we decided to have a little run out. We set off from Hatherton and off up Shroppie for a meander.... it was just wonderful, so peaceful. There is nowhere in the world I would rather be than on a narrow boat in the sunshine listening to birds and watching the world go by.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Arriving at Gailey this morning

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