Continuing to discover ways to sustain our flexible floating lifestyle

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; Sandra just over eight.

We do not, and neither of us ever have, rely on any form of public funds (i.e. state benefits). We DO have a small savings buffer as we’ve both ‘worked’ in the usual way for over 35 years each in our chosen professions. We have our boat, NB Areandare. Continue reading

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Join NB Areandare on Facebook!

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 you’ll be following along like a veritable Soap Opera …

Here’s the link to magically take you there https://www.facebook.com/nbareandare/

Ice Breaking success and some rescheduling required

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 that something as yet unknown killed all those fish – not the extreme temperatures. We’ve asked them to email us with their findings if at all possible.

We’d been informed by a passer-by before moving on, that the river was clear of ice to Lincoln from the lock – it most definitely was NOT! Maybe it’s difficult to see clearly from the walkway … Continue reading