Monthly Archives: September 2011

September 29th 2011 Glorious weather

Well what glorious weather we are having ,should be on the boat but alas we had to come back to Bungay and try and sort out our house move. Plus next week the modifications start on the boat. The house move is still up in the air; we thought it was sorted and that we [...]

September 26th 2011 Farewell to Ben & Claire

Ben got up early today to do a spot of fishing in the marina,the rest of us arose about an hour and a half  later. Ben had some success, catching a few small roach. It was then time to pack Ben and Claire’s gear in the car ready for there departure. Before they left we all went [...]

September 25th 2011 End of trip meal

The Rain was falling as we pulled away this morning.  There was a queue at the lock, the first of two that would get us through Alrewas. Ben and Claire took the helm again today and we made steady progress. Lunchtime soon came and we moored at Barton under-needwood. After lunch the sky cleared a little [...]

September 24th 2011 Friends re-united

We got away from Handsacre around 10:30 with Ben at the helm, the weather was bright but a little breezy and we made good progress. Our destination for the day was Alrewas. Ben and Claire were steering with Norwyn and Sheila on lock duty. The first lock of the day was woods end lock and the [...]

September 23rd 2011 driving lessons

Bright sunshine greeted us this morning, and after a leisurly breakfast captain Norwyn took Ben through the daily engine checks. Once the checks were complete we set off in the sunshine. Our first destination of the day was Fradley junction so we could take on water and empty the loo tank,this took longer than expected [...]

September 22nd 2011 back on the cut

Ben and Claire joined us wednesday evening and, after a good nights sleep, we made ready to leave the marina. We set sail around 10:15 and headed off  for Alrewas, it was a bright, breezy day and we made good progress soon arriving at the first lock of the day. With a willing crew we [...]

September 20th 2011 odd job day

We woke this morning to the sound of rain drops, although temperature-wise it was very mild. Today its been odd job day .The slight leak in the shower pump has been stemmed for the time being anyway. The bolts linking the gear box and the prop shaft have been checked and replaced as required. For [...]

September 19th 2011 Back on board

We travelled back to the marina today. We left Bungay at 09:30 and had a nice trip arriving at the marina around 12:30. W,e soon had the car unloaded and the water and gas turned on. The afternoon has been spent doing odd jobs, grouting the tiles in the shower and replacing the impellor and [...]

September 14th 2011 Happy birthday

Nothing much to report on the house move front. It is still be held up by our buyers problem with a piece of land. At the weekend we had a family reunion on Sheila’s side and it was nice to catch up with all of them.  Today is Sheila’s birthday so we had a nice day [...]

September 8th 2011 House move still held up

Well the heading says it all the house move is still held up it is now becoming very annoying. Will be chasing again tomorrow (Friday), must get some positive news soon. It has been 4 months since we sold. We have spent the time at home well, most things are packed and we have been [...]