Third time lucky for The Ribble Link!

It's getting a tad confusing catching up and posting our journeys - for us, never mind you the reader! Do bear with us while we attempt to. You'll soon realise, due to the nature of circumstances around this time, that both Barry and Sandra have shared the writing, though the photography's all Barry's apart from … Continue reading Third time lucky for The Ribble Link!

One month has passed already …

It's difficult to comprehend that it's been exactly a calendar month since I was informed that mum had been found in the evening of Monday 14th May, dead at home, after seeming perfectly fine that morning and lunchtime. Areandare has since then travelled from Tarleton, across the Ribble Link, all the way to the end … Continue reading One month has passed already …

Crew found! All appendages crossed for a safe third time lucky journey tomorrow

The wonders of the blogosphere aye? Thank you to Twitterland too, from where friends said they would have jumped at the chance had they been in the country. And then a lovely Tweeting lady offered - simultaneously friends from when we moored at Tattenhall Marina phoned Barry directly and offered their services. So hurrah! We're … Continue reading Crew found! All appendages crossed for a safe third time lucky journey tomorrow

Anyone nearby want to crew for the Ribble Link tomorrow?

Having postponed our initial Ribble Link crossing of 15th May, due to the sudden and unexpected death of my mum, we'd re-booked it for today. Available on the CRT website when we looked a few days after arriving in Ombersley was yesterday, today or tomorrow. Yesterday was the day after my dear mum's funeral - … Continue reading Anyone nearby want to crew for the Ribble Link tomorrow?

Two days later and a short explanation

I'm beginning to write this post exactly 48 hours after I received a shocking phone call. Barry and I had just left Areandare and were walking to the River Douglas to check it out before we went through Tarleton Lock at 10am on Tuesday morning, for our planned Ribble Link crossing. From an unknown number, … Continue reading Two days later and a short explanation