The canal trip finale

I thought I’d finished writing about our canal trip because we only had a few locks left. However, they were enjoyable locks and there were also a couple of tunnels. Therefore, I feel the need to record the last couple of hours for posterity. I have a rubbish memory and I write my blog so... Continue Reading →

Team work makes the dream work

Or so they say! Certainly we had a much easier day on the canal today (day 4). We worked well together and got into a little routine at the locks, and there were no dramas at all! Parked up in a peaceful spot on the canal, we had a lovely night’s sleep. Then, before we... Continue Reading →

A catalogue of canal errors

After a lovely meal out with family who we haven’t seen for a long while, we returned to find our narrowboat at a rather alarming angle. In the few hours we’d been away, the water level in the canal had dropped, leaving us grounded. There wasn’t much we could do about it at 11 o’clock... Continue Reading →

Floating along on the Rochdale Canal

‘Don’t do it’, they said. ‘You and John’ll be bored’, they said. So I thought I was in for a relaxing holiday… floating along, glass in hand… getting off the narrow boat occasionally to open some lock gates or do some sight seeing… maybe an occasional walk. How wrong was I? As well as all... Continue Reading →

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