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Boat cuisine – our last dinner on board Felucca

Salad a la bottom de la fridge! Advertisements

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Wonder #7 – Caen Hill Locks

On 15th June 2013, we edged warily across the first of the Seven Wonders Of The Waterways, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. On 14th August 2013, just fifty days later, we emerged blinking from number six, the Standedge Tunnel.  This frenzied progress inspired Emily

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The Severn Estuary

Narrowboats are not really built for tides and the sea.  They have no keel,so are rather unstable, and vulnerable to side-on waves.  They have big spacious foredecks, ideal for sitting and enjoying a lazy gin and tonic, but also prone

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Room with a view

The view from Felucca’s window,  Bristol Floating Harbour: http://youtu.be/_GitBwGhiDA

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Boat cuisine: glorious summer

How delightful to cook in the summer with all those delicious fresh ingredients! A single ripe tomato bursting with Mediterranean flavour, discovered with a fur of mould at the bottom of the fruit bowl … soft fruits off of the vine,

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Le Tour de Yorkshire

Here we are in Calderdale, West Yorkshire.  The River Calder winds its way down excitedly from the Pennine uplands; the rather more stately and sensible Rochdale Canal glides alongside.   As lazy Yorkshire stereotype would suggest, there are indeed mills, and some quite

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Summer on The Chesterfield Canal

Here is a picture of summer on the Chesterfield Canal:     That’s hail, that is.  It made a friendly visit to Felucca along with its buddies thunder, lighting, and torrential rain.  Imagine the dulcet tones of marbles fired by

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Tour de Felucca 2014

On Tuesday night, we moored up at Ashton Lock on the lovely River Nene.  This is a bucolic spot:  sun twinkling on water; trees, fields, chirping song thrush, etc.  This splendid river has offered up such spots on a regular

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Spring breakfast at Greensforge

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First sunglasses of the year!

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