Review: How we're introducing a training harness to help with lead pulling. This post includes an affiliate link. We like to say that our dog doesn't do things by halves, and that includes going on a walk. On a lead, he doesn't walk. He pulls like a bloody freight train. At times flattening himself to … Continue reading Adopting a boat dog: Henny On The Pull
Day five: As we'd gone much further than we thought we'd manage the day previous, we knew that the rest of our journey to Overwater would now be more leisurely. The next morning we set off as we'd planned to meet Chris' parents to pick up some scaffold board (for shelves, the interior work … Continue reading Journey IV: a pub delivery at Norbury Junction and encountering “the shelf” at Goldstone
If you’re thinking of adding a boat dog to your crew, here’s what we found through our own adoption process!
Day three of our grand adventure: We never manage to set off at 8am as we plan, realistically we just won't ever be that type of boater. Somewhere closer to 10am we finally shift off the mooring towards Wolverhampton. I loved this part of the canal, lots of people consider it a bit of a … Continue reading Journey III: To the Shroppie!
After we arrived at Alvechurch we ran into a problem. They had no room at the inn! Despite advertising on their website that they have visitor moorings available, they're really full (and look like they will be for a long time!) so it would be advisable to not assume (as we did) and call ahead … Continue reading Journey II: Tardebigge Wharf to Gas Street Basin
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 … Continue reading Journey I: Tardebigge
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. … Continue reading Pub review: The Queens Head
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 … Continue reading Moving On
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 … Continue reading New News
Finding a balance with the colours we used to decorate!