Our journey from Littleborough to Hebden through Barry’s eyes – part two

There's a few more photos on this post - Barry must've seen so much worth keeping for posterity!   And so we finish this post in the tantalising town of Todmorden - the county boundary of Lancashire and Yorkshire. If you've never visited this area, we'd recommend you make some time to do so as it's so … Continue reading Our journey from Littleborough to Hebden through Barry’s eyes – part two

An unavoidably late start and finish – to avoid ‘Dead Man’s Stretch’!

We realised after last Thursday's fiasco of a day that starting out early on this canal was probably a very good idea. The catch was we weren't able to as we had to wait for a Home Brew Boat supplies delivery. Finally starting out after lunch last Friday (27th June), within minutes we'd managed to … Continue reading An unavoidably late start and finish – to avoid ‘Dead Man’s Stretch’!

Continuing on The Rochdale Canal – Barry gets a bit bruised

On Thursday we set off on what was to turn into a bit of a nightmare trip. Two boats had already left when Patrick knocked on our door around 9am, and we said we'd really appreciate sharing the days' travails with him and Shelley (not that we knew their names at that point, but boy … Continue reading Continuing on The Rochdale Canal – Barry gets a bit bruised

Re-visiting the Anderton Boat Lift – and venturing into new territory

There's reportedly seven wonders of the Inland Waterways in Britain. To date, we've been fortunate enough to experience six of them - and we're planning on completing the seventh next month.  The Barton Swing Aqueduct we've even had the opportunity to visit AND see open twice, in 2009 and 2013. Last week we returned to the … Continue reading Re-visiting the Anderton Boat Lift – and venturing into new territory

It’s all go on board Areandare – a huge catch-up!

I'm frequently in awe of those prolific bloggers who manage to write, edit and publish a post a day - at the moment even a post a week feels out of reach. Apologies readers, there's so much going on in our lives, that blogging's slipped down the list of priorities. Dad went into a residential … Continue reading It’s all go on board Areandare – a huge catch-up!