Monthly Archives: September 2013

Unspoilt by progress

Pre-dinner pint in the Whippet bar of the gorgeous Greyhound pub. At the junction of Coventry and Oxford canals.

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London baby!

“He who is tired of London is tired of life.” And with this in mind, at Fazeley Junction yesterday, we pointed Felucca on a southerly bearing. This being the canals and not the M1, it’ll take more like six weeks

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Boat cuisine – pancakes & maple syrup

Soft, fluffy, buttery pancakes. Crisp, salty bacon. Sweet, delicate syrup. Cwaffee. A more perfect juxtaposition of taste and texture cannot be found at 8.30 am.

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It’s back!

Oh happy days…

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Déjà vu

We’ve been this way before. In April. Today we are retracing our steps slightly along the Trent & Mersey, in order to get onto the (new to us) Coventry Canal at Fradley Junction. And as we do, we see the

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Sign of the week

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The shipping forecast

We’ve had a glorious few days exploring the nooks and crannies of the Caldon Canal. The sun shone. The blackberries flourished. The beer flowed. The Felucca dawdled, delighting in the last days of summer. The forecast is intimidating: tomorrow’s rain

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A fruity homage to Seamus Heaney and my grandparents

When Felucca first set sail on 7th April, there was ice on the car windows, and after one of the coldest Marches for years, many of the trees were still bare.  Where was spring? It arrived in May with a

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Today’s view from the kitchen window

Leek Tunnel pool, Caldon Canal.

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