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I guess you’re wondering where we’ve been

The observant among you will have noticed a slight drop in the frequency of our blog postings recently. We’ve been back on dry land since the end of September. And now we’ve hung up our tiller pin for good and

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Boat cuisine – our last dinner on board Felucca

Salad a la bottom de la fridge!

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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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State of Emergency

Tom says we haven’t been to enough pubs in Bristol. Off to rectify this pronto.

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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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Bristol Floating Harbour

Made it! All moored up and ready to hit the sack town.

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Off to Portishead we go

View from Felucca out across the Severn. Bit bumpy! Bit misty! I have been steering. Tom is now at tiller. Nice pilot. Good fun.

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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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Setting off from Hebden Bridge

Left Hebden Bridge this morning after a delightful two weeks of arts festival, Morris dancing, Tour de France, street choirs, pork pies and fine weather. Next stop Todmorden.

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