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The Trent

I think we’ve been on the river Trent on more occasions than we’ve been on any other river. And when you add in the number of times we’ve crossed it on an aqueduct (or motorway bridge to and from Felucca),

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Man v Reeds

Man saw pile of reeds blocking entrance to lock. Man fought back. Man won, but at what cost? Boat hook unwilling sacrifice.

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Boston to Lincoln

Lincolnshire is mind-bogglingly large and flat and rural. We don’t see much of it as the river Witham is flanked on both sides by enthusiastic embankments. The occasional lorry, a pylon, the roof of a house, a plane looping overhead.

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One of those good day, bad day days

This morning – up the Boston Stump’s 209 steps to marvel at the views of Asda. This afternoon – glorious weather as we pootled along the river Witham. We were feeling very smug and full of the joys of spring

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The Wash Up

After getting up bright and early yesterday, we did some super-strength engine checks (basically the same as every day but we thought about them a lot), tidied up and then realised that we’d perhaps got up a little too early

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Made it!

I’m sure you’re all still glued to the blog, desperate to know if we made it safely back on non tidal Canal and River Trust waters. Don’t worry readers, we did! More later. For now – bed – and so

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Heading towards Boston

Worst/most exciting part over – on home stretch eta 430!

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Across the Wash we go

Tomorrow morning we have to get up before dawn has even cracked and prepare ourselves for our big sea shortcut. (I mean adventure. Three weeks or so ago, we realised that a big lock on the Trent was kaput and

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Things the canal has taught me

Apparently, to my complete incredulity, there are such things in the world as lift testing towers. And one of these contraptions can be found in Northampton. Who’d a thunk it?

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Back on the boat

First day back on Felucca after a splendid Easter break involving pseudy book fairs, five-strikes-in-a-row bowling extravaganzas, hanging out in the gardens of Essex and Balham, the London marathon and bluebell woods. We set off from Kilby Bridge this morning

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