Fame at last

Fame at last, Granny Buttons just mentioned this blog. (http://www.grannybuttons.com/granny_buttons/2008/09/just-heaven.html) Thanks Andrew! John Slee (NB Epiphany) added a comment saying I don’t have an RSS feed. Oh yes I do! Its here

No water !

Got up, had showers, went to make a cup of tea, no water! The pump wasnt running so it seemed like an electrical fault. I checked things over, there was power to the pump, so it looked like a pump problem. After removing the pump it became clear that the presure switch had gone open

Going nowhere

Awoke to a gloriously sunny day, so we had a lazy breakfast then set about various jobs onboard. I cut the perspex for the hatch cover. Then drilled and fitted it with the four bolts to keep it in place. meanwhile Heddi did the brasses. We had lunch sat out on the pontoon in the

Empty Stourbridge canal

Another bright sunny morning. We left just before 9:00 and cruised up to the visitor mooring at Stewponey. After a good healthy fried breakfast we went for a walk up from Stourton junction onto the Stourbridge canal. It looked really odd with no water in it. We were hoping to view the breach, but when

Kinver (blockages & breakages)

We awoke to clear, bright skies so we got away earlyish just after 8:00. We hadn’t planned to go far, but thought we’d get going while the weather was good. As we were going through Wolverly it became clear that the loo was blocked/jammed ! We have a Techma ‘vacu-flush’ which was niether vacuuming nor


Just a weekend criuse with friends Jan & Mike. After an awful drive up the M5 with slow moving queues in very heavy rain we arrived just before seven o’clock. If the weather had been better, and we had been on time, we would have cruised to just outside the town for the night. But

Stourport, on the canal

Fairly short trip today, only about a mile. We wandered up to the High st in the morning and bought some stuff for a barbecue. The bucher had an array of exotic sausages including ostrich, kangaroo, wildebeest, etc. We bought a selection including kangaroo. We did a few jobs around the boat in the lovely

Stourport river moorings

Yet another trip to the shops in the morning, then up the river to Stourport. We stopped on the pontoons between the wide & narrow locks. The only space available was right by the outflow from the basins. There was a lot of water coming down and I thought that the noise might keep Nikki

Worcester, on the river

We moved down to the moorings by the Commandery. I say ‘we’, but actually the others did all the work as I was down below working on my laptop trying to solve a problem with a customer’s server. The rest of the morning and part of the afternoon was spent wandering round the shops. Then