The Shroppie, the three grizzly bears from Oxley Marina, and Conscious Ageing.

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.

Mooring under trees is good for the soul, but a disaster for solar panels and batteries

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

A Marathon Journey and a whole load of friends to help along the way.

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.