A pictorial post of Barry’s journey from Stourport to Etruria

I may be confusing some people by going back in time a few weeks, but I believe you'll understand why it's worth the wait. I'm also, of course, rather biased in my opinions! I love Barry's photos. I fondly recall my first visit to Gisborne, from 2001 to 2002. I used to love looking at … Continue reading A pictorial post of Barry’s journey from Stourport to Etruria

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Fourth Fantastic Festival full of fun …

Life's returned to a semblance of normality recently, as I've been back on board Areandare since Friday evening. My elder sister, Kath, covered me for the weekend so I could return 'to work'. I find that quite amusing, as the 'work' we do is so different and variable in comparison to anything I've previously experienced. … Continue reading Fourth Fantastic Festival full of fun …

Brewing on board and a brewers meeting

During my 48 hour boat-break pass last weekend, Barry put a home-brew beer batch together. I grasped the opportunity to capture the process for posterity - and of course for this blog, The Home Brew Boat blog, and our Facebook page. Experimenting with a new beer brewing method Barry decided to try out Captain Ahab's method. This involves … Continue reading Brewing on board and a brewers meeting