Cambrian Wharf

The weather forecast for today was for rain most of the day. So when we awoke at 6 o’clock and it was dry a decision was made to go for it. So we set off at 6:30.In fact the weather wasn’t too bad. We had a few periods of drizzly rain but it was mostly

Catherine de Barnes

The Hatton flight awaited us so we made our usual early start and entered the bottom lock at 7:24. We exited the top lock 2 hours and 56 minutes later. No bad for two 60+ old codgers! It would have been slightly quicker but we had to wait for boats coming down at two locks.


An easy day today. We had planned only to get to the bottom on Hatton locks. As we were ahead of schedule this was only a short day. So some general boat tidying an cleaning to start with the off by 9:30. A short stop at Morrisons for supplies, followed by a full English breakfast

Radford Semele

It’s been a really wet today. The forecast wasn’t good so we set off early thinking that we were going to get wet anyway, so we would rather get it over with and be able to dry out later. There were very few boats about so we did the first 18 locks on our own.

Ventnor farm

We are off on our extended summer cruise heading for Llangollen. Yesterday I fitted a new solar panel and controller. We did a few other jobs then set out early this morning. The plan was stop just below Marston Doles locks, but the weather was lovely and tomorrow’s forecast is for heavy rain, so we

Various visits

Over the winter we have made various visits to check on things. In February we came twice to allow two different companies to come and measure up the floor. We wanted to replace the carpet with Karndean. In the end we went for a local Banbury company who did the job in Amtico. We are