There's been an astounding amount of publicity around the new Canal and River Trust (CRT) logo, announced and widely placed on the Inland Waterways of UK this year. We're certainly not engaging in this debate - we rather like it! However ... The new tag line is 'Making Life Better By Water'. Even that seems … Continue reading When Hire Boaters Make Life Worse by Water
The main narrowboating portion of Ray's experience with us, came between our time in London, and a week of travelling up and down the UK (quite literally! But that's the next post ...). As always, Barry had planned a plethora of adventures to tittle Ray's taste buds for England and all it offers. There were … Continue reading A succession of summer visitors part 4b trains, rock houses and a river
It may seem to some readers we spend most of our time enjoying ourselves. Together, with family, and with friends. True, life in the Teutenberg/Walsh boathold (no household here!) it's vastly different to the majority of people in our peer group. However, we are NOT retired. Barry has another two and half years to go; … Continue reading Continuing to discover ways to sustain our flexible floating lifestyle
We've recently set up a Facebook page for NB Areandare, which is intended to complement this blog. There we'll post brief updates, generally daily - and even the occasional 'Live' video. If you're keen to see more of our adventures, check it out, click 'Like', and tick that you want to get notifications. Hey presto … Continue reading Join NB Areandare on Facebook!
You'll be pleased to know (if you're 'friends' with me on Facebook you'll probably already be aware), that Areandare, with lots of encouragement from Barry, broke through the ice above Bardney Lock yesterday morning. The other important news is that someone from The Environment Agency arrived just before we left, to take water samples. It's likely … Continue reading Ice Breaking success and some rescheduling required
The past few nights have been surreal. An eerie light emitted from a full moon generally leads to brightness, but when it's magnified by the reflecting whiteness of a ground carpeted in snow, even complete cloud coverage makes it look almost like daytime. Having to get up at least once a night, as is the … Continue reading Casualties caused by the current cold
Knowing some essential supplies would soon be running low, yesterday we made the decision to move up River a short distance. The journey entailed forging through some fairly thick ice, dramatically demonstrating the severity of the current cold blast out east. This is quite a wide river, with a good flow on it normally. Barry … Continue reading Stranded at Bardney by Emma and The Beast