Journey I: Tardebigge

Journey I: Tardebigge

We're on the move! After 18 months of hard work we've set off from our mooring and are now continuously cruising the UK waterways for the foreseeable future. This post is going up a little after the fact, as you may have noticed as we've been bombarding instagram with our movements over the past month-and-a-bit. We [...]

Pub review: The Queens Head

Pub review: The Queens Head

Staff: ***** Food: ***** Atmosphere: *** Boater-friendliness: ** Dog friendly? Yes, but only outside. The Queens Head is a brilliant pub, but certainly not a boaters pub. We had no choice but to shuffle in (slightly covered in mud, thanks hireboaters) and dripping wet from the walk over (was still raining!) and felt immediately scruffy. [...]

Moving On

Moving On

There’s something quite whimsical about life on the canals. You and your boat are a part of the setting and scenery of the canal, but you’re an impermanent part all the same. A sense of permanence is something I seem to have a distinct inability to achieve, and I think that does come from growing [...]

New News

New News

  Hello! We’re starting a shorter, snappier version of my rambles on here in the form of a simple newsletter. Both of us are juggling full time work away from the boat and using what free time we do have finishing up the few big jobs that remain on the boat - (i.e. an entire [...]

Holey ship, we did it!

Holey ship, we did it!

Back in October 2016, I bought my first (and to date, only) narrowboat. I summarised the experience at the time on Medium, and following this we got stuck straight into refitting the boat. One thing I've not gone into in any post or discussion is how we got to the point of purchasing a boat. [...]