Monthly Archives: April 2013

Good morning everyone

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Do the West Midlands folk put washing up liquid in the locks? And, why?

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White knuckle ride!

Posted in Life Aboard, Off boat

Boat cuisine, spiced potatoes & greens

A new classic from Hugh F-W’s Veg Every Day. A lightly spiced take on bubble and squeak. Best prepared when over-tired. Peel and chop potatoes, put on to boil. Chop greens and onion. Sweat onion gently until soft. Realise you

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Jaw hit the floor when told it was fifteen squid each to nose round the house itself. Anyone a member of the National Trust, is it worthwhile?

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At Shugborough. Tea, scone, treacle tart. Yum yum yum. 

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Alrewas to Great Haywood

Spring finally seems to be a-springing! St George’s day saw us take in an interesting cross-section of English canalside life, on our longest day so far:  7 hours of cruising, with 9 locks and 15 miles of Trent & Mersey

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Bass country

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Things we find in locks

1. Humungous piles of weeds. Which we drag out so that they don’t get trapped in the propeller. Sadly not that surprising an occurrence. 2. Slightly more surprising. A duck perched on our gunwales. 3. No photo of this, but

Posted in Cruising log, Life Aboard

Fradley Junction

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