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Full throttle action

All is now well with Felucca again, hurrah! She had us worried for a while… Lovely Pete from River & Canal Rescue turned up promptly to sort us out with a new throttle cable and lots of cable ties. Apparently,

Posted in The Boat

Slings and arrows of outrageous fortune

So after a week going up the Avon, we locked up into Stratford basin at the terminus of the Stratford canal… and as we were finishing a textbook reverse park, the throttle failed. No harm done, we are safely moored

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Strange purchases you make when you live on a boat

Actual shopping trip in Pershore asda. Five litres of antifreeze, three litres of red wine and a wooden bowl. Party time!

Posted in Life Aboard, The Boat

The happy hooker

A day of DIY. Hooks up, and loaded with ‘foraged’ rosemary, grater, ladle, shiny new string bag and German sausage. Hurrah.

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Through the keyhole

Near disaster this morning, as we discover we have been sold a load of old tat. Our anti vandal keys didn’t work so we had to wait for another boat to come and let us through the locks.

Posted in Boat Handling, The Boat

Quiet time

Thanks to all our visitors this weekend. What larks! Tom is studying the Mikuni manual and doing some complex calculations that require counting on fingers. Very impressive. I am reading L.T.C. Rolt’s seminal account of his trip on the narrowboat

Posted in History and traditions, Life Aboard, The Boat

Felucca and Tilly May share Aston Lock in glorious sunshine

Posted in Cruising log, The Boat

Smart new chimney!

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First day, first visitors

Engine inspection (see pic for a bit of engine porn): check. Fix centre rope and fenders: check. Three point turn to get out of the marina (hardly any swearing): check. And off we went! Now canals aren’t known for their

Posted in Life Aboard, The Boat, Visitors

Setting sail!

Everything in working order, off we go!

Posted in Cruising log, The Boat

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