The Shropshire Canal, affectionately called the Shroppie, has turned into one of the highlights of the journey so far. Not because of its beauty – much of it is a long, boring dawdle down a lockless straight cut – but because of the extraordinary feat of engineering that created it in the first place. It … More The Shroppie, the three grizzly bears from Oxley Marina, and Conscious Ageing.
For the past few days I have had a beautiful mooring under the dappled shade of a gorgeous plane tree, skirting Rembrandt Gardens in Little Venice Basin. You can only secure this mooring by pre-booking via email to the delightful and helpful Sarah who runs Rembrandt Moorings. There are only two moorings at that, so … More Mooring under trees is good for the soul, but a disaster for solar panels and batteries
Sitting on Mystic Moon in Limehouse Basin on a gloriously sunny evening, pinching myself to make sure I am not dreaming, and giving thanks to everyone who helped me get here. It’s been quite a trip getting up the Kennet and Avon, entering the Thames, and then making the awesome voyage down the tidal Thames … More A Marathon Journey and a whole load of friends to help along the way.