We have just popped up for one night to complete the winterisation. The weather forecast is for extreme cold next week so I wanted to top up the antifreeze in the engine and partially drain the calorifier. The EberspƤcher powered central heating is on a frost stat so should keep the ice out, but in


Back to the home mooring this morning. Weather a bit cold but not too bad. The autumn colours are lovely but had to clear leaves round the prop several times šŸ™

Not moved

We havent moved today. The morning was spent doing some of the paint touch up and cleaning out the engine bay and bilge sump. In the afternoon we walked along the west bank of the Severn up to the modern road bridge just before Bewdley and then back down the Severn Way along the east

Stourport Basin

The weather looked bright, but cold so we set off at about 8:00. The autumn leaves looked really good in the sunlight, but we had to frequently clear the prop with a blast of reverse. In Kidderminster we stopped outside Sainsbury’s to do the shopping for the week’s food. Also a trip to The Range

Debdale Lock

Just here for a few days to prepare the boat for the winter. We have arranged to see Andrew & Sheila in Stourport tomorrow, so we set off partway today. C&RT are supposed to be resurfacing the track from The Vine to our mooring car park this week, so we had to leave the car

Voting : The Results

We have been through all the votes and analysed the results. For the first vote ‘Green and Blue’ was a clear favourite. This is probably our favourite too. For the second vote on the contrasting coloured name panel it was less clear cut. The boats we saw like this did look very smart, maybe my

More colour schemes

We had a good response to our last request for your input into our decision on a new colour scheme for the forthcoming re-paint. Could we ask for for your help again? We have recently seen some boats with a contrasting colour name panel. We quite liked the look of it so I mocked up

Back in Kinver

After 30 days, 200 locks, 231 miles of canals and 216 miles of rivers we are back where we started. We were slightly delayed as only 2 miles and two locks from home we encountered a queue of about 10 boats. A tree had fallen across the canal yesterday, but the C&RT workmen only turned


Back on home waters of the Staffs & Worcs. After two days of early starts we had a lie in this morning and a leisurely breakfast at about 9:00. Then at 10:00 we went to the Black Country Living Museum. This is a large site of reconstructed buildings depicting life in the Black Country from


We are moored outside the Black Country Living Museum. It’s been a long day with lots of contrasts. We started out early again, before seven o’clock to try to beat the weather. Three more locks of the Birmingham & Fazeley canal and then we turned onto the Tame Valley canal. This junction of the Birmingham