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I was never a brownie. I dropped out of Duke of Edinburgh. I can get lost on one-way streets. I did pass my technology GCSE, but that was more luck than application, interest or talent. I’ve had mixed experiences with

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Posted in Cruising log, Wonders of the waterways

Guest post: David Walker

A poem written on the occasion of Felucca’s passage along the tidal Thames, entitled: “The Anxious Pa Song” 3 Cheers for Them! For Tom and Em (Why what did they do?) I thought you knew; They’re brilliant at Navigation! 3

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The River Thames

Today we sailed Felucca from Limehouse Basin near Canary Wharf, through central London, to Brentford.  Epic journey!

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The Tideway

Just about to lock out from Limehouse for our journey up the tidal Thames to Brentford. Wish us luck!

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That’s more like it, London

A beautiful basin mooring, moments from Kings Cross. And entry to the canal museum thrown in for free. Today the wind dropped, the sun came out, Susan came to play and we cruised past London Zoo and through the Camden

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Posted in Cruising log, Flora and fauna, Visitors

London let-down

Well, this town has dragged me down. Right down. And I’ve only been in it five minutes. Picture this: get up early, slog it for six hours to make it all the way from Southall to central London, pull into

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Posted in Boat Handling, Cruising log

Stop press

Today, Tom got a VHF short range certificate from the Royal Yacht Association. Which means three things: 1, he is now a qualified radio operator; so 2, we can go on the tidal Thames; but 3, we need a VHF

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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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Goodbye London

I can’t say I’m tired of London exactly, though it’s true that the shine has started to fade. I never thought that would happen. So, goodbye London, and I’m sorry to tell you, but I’m going away, yes I loved

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Two weeks to go

We are very busy packing and cleaning and sorting and tidying and organising. We are definitely not sitting around, having dinner with Charlie and Katy, talking about Jilly Cooper.

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