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 feels fabulous to be on the move again after sitting still in Worcester Marina since 1st December. Barry, as you can imagine, is in his element. And I'm getting used to not having the electric hook and being unable to start the heating before we get up in the morning (time to harden up!) … Continue reading On the move again – and planning Barry’s next UK visa application …
Unbelievably we're over half way through our three-month winter mooring here in Worcester. Where did the time go? Silly question really, it's gone so swiftly while I've shared my time between being on the boat with Barry, being with mum to help her to transition from being a full-time carer to an elderly woman living … Continue reading Latest update and a pictorial journey from Stourport to Worcester
We've enjoyed one of our longest moorings in Stourport for the past week - having been forced to overstay the 'allowed' time. I guess this is something that happens frequently during the autumn and winter months due to the weather. It's not been a problem for us, we really like the town. Last Friday was … Continue reading Overstaying in Stourport
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
Today I'm leaving Barry - again! I have no idea when I'll be back on board Areandare, or when life will return to any sort of 'normality' again. In the meantime, there's plenty of supplies in the fridge, freezer and cupboards to delay any chance of scurvy, so long as the good captain cooks for … Continue reading The end of R and R for a while …
I'm back with Barry for a few days having a bit of a break from my caring role as my younger sister Viv's with them until Sunday. Barry does fine on his own (apart from the self-imposed scurvy!), and we don't have to be at our next festival until the end of May when it's … Continue reading A bit of R & R aboard Areandare!