Monthly Archives: March 2013

Hello Goodbye (“I don’t know why you say goodbye I say hello”)

Our ‘Ferndale’ umbilical cord has proved to be a bit sturdier than expected. As Diane pointed out it’s more stretched than cut. Leaving Gurnett Aqueduct the day after Ray & Diane we managed to catch up with them in Marple … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Ferndale (albeit briefly)

We’ve cut the umbilical cord with Ray & Diane on Ferndale albeit only for a few days. We’re heading up to Bugsworth Basin and they’re heading down the Marple Locks to visit friends. We’ll be meeting next week at Ashton … Continue reading

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Ice Cold in Macclesfield

When you’re boating you get some absolutely incredible days but, to be frank, you also get some that are just a bit shit. Today’s trip up the Bosley Locks to the Gurnett Aqueduct just outside Macclesfield veered between the two … Continue reading

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Up Downs Banks

After celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary with a Thai meal in Stone we set off towards Barlaston bumping into Carol and Barry on Winton’s Folly heading the other way. We met up again with Ray and Diane in the Plume … Continue reading

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Bye bye Aston Marina….hello again to life on the cut

Last Thursday we managed to cut the umbilical cord and head out again into the wide blue yonder. It was a touch chilly and we had to hammer at the ice with the barge pole to clear a path through … Continue reading

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Norway Trip – The Sequel

We’ve just had a some photos sent to us by Sue and Greg with whom we shared the Norway voyage and some of them are well worth sharing. Thanks for the photos Sue & Greg – it’s been lovely reminiscing!

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Northumberland Revisited

We’ve just had an amazing weekend up in Northumberland for Andru Chapman’s birthday and as an added bonus her charity Auction. I say Northumberland revisited but it was actually Gordon’s first time up there. I house sat for the Chapmans … Continue reading

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