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Narrow boat on foxglovenarrowboatcom Wherever It Takes us by

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Mooring at Gnosall

I left Roy to untie the boat this morning whilst Wish & I walked on ahead to check if it was clear at Barbridge Junction.

Foxglove

One thing that is really great on Foxglove is because there is a stove in the back cabin it's so warm when you are traveling. You can really feel the heat ...

All 3 of us took it in turn to cruise her down the canal. It was fantastic and I got to turn it around at the turning point. It went fantastically well ...

Because You Worth It!

All 3 of us took it in turn to cruise her down the canal. It was fantastic and I got to turn it around at the turning point. It went fantastically well ...

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Arrived at the marina really early to catch all the action. Foxglove was still undercover ready to be revealed…….She did not disappoint.

The canals were starting to get busy but it was a lovely day and so we made the most of it and travelled ...

What a way to start your journey in a newly painted boat than to go through the Audlem flight (15 locks) and then carry on through another 10 locks for the ...

Bugsworth Basin Bugsworth Basin

I came out just in time with the drinks to find a lot of “Stags” on the water. We wondered what on earth they were doing as they threw their lifebuoy into ...

Mecca NB

Many boats out today and there was almost a crash at one point… I can't stop laughing about it, although I know I shouldn't, but Roy was driving (me) round ...

Decided to take Wish for a long walk this morning as it was dry outside and even though it was cold we were well prepared as we now have the wooly hats, ...

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Overwater Marina Overwater Marina

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Early Start From Marbury

Well the one thing that was very memorable today was that the dog did a runner!!! Unbelievable!! I moored up at Wheaton Aston and waited whilst another boat ...

There were narrow sections of the canal which you can only get through 1 boat at a time. It proved quite challenging. I dread to think what it is like peak ...

There were 5 locks at Fradley to get through…… just as I had thought it was so busy……we were boat number 5 to go through the first lock.

The sun stayed out for the entire trip back, a bit cold but who cares when that stove is roaring away in the cabin. On the way back saw a boat called ...

Well the one thing that was very memorable today was that the dog did a runner!!! Unbelievable!! I moored up at Wheaton Aston and waited whilst another boat ...

Thanks everyone (Cherrie & Frank, Ann & Terry, Julie & Rob, Barbara & Terry) for your kindness and generosity. ...

I have a nose that looks like Rudolph, bright red, not because of the drink, but because it is sunburnt!! Janet if you are reading…

We contacted our daughter on the way to say we would be passing her workplace in a few minutes and there she was with her work colleague waving through the ...

Talking about our other boat, when we got back to Foxglove after our walk I received a text from Emma & Nick who bought our last boat from us, Marpessa 2.

Another boat had moored next to us last night. It had just been recently painted and the colour scheme was stunning.L'Olinda was the name of the boat .

boat today at the marina! Not impressed. Our new neighbour decided to get his angle grinder out and cut off the metal seats at the stern of the boat.

Feel a little disorientated on the boat this evening with us being moored the opposite way around but I am hoping it will be far easier getting on and off ...

skull boat

... not yet disappeared and it is the strangest feeling as we are moored here tonight because it feels like only the tow path is holding us in, literally.

Water Music!

Towards Sawley ...

We set the alarm for 7am but we were so tired that I wacked the alarm to switch it off rather than the gentle ...

NB Mecca Day Boat (1928)

This moment certainly took my breath away………….The smell from the cows was horrendous in the hot sun………….I guess that is why they were taking a dip!! ...

The canal had completely iced over but everywhere looked beautiful. Took a few photos from inside the boat and one bonus was the tow paths had frozen ...

It was a tight squeeze through the stop lock at Autherley Junction, so tight that Roy had to lift the fenders off the back of the boat so he could open the ...

Wish kept an eye on Frank but both dogs stayed with their owners. We think both dogs are playing hard to get!

It was the nicest boatman's cabin I have ever seen in real life. Out came the camera. Evelyn and I talked about the different canalware and Graham & Roy ...

gailey narrow

That is all I can say at the moment.

One thing that is really great on Foxglove is because there is a stove in the back cabin it's so warm when you are traveling. You can really feel the heat ...

I feel like I am having a work out when I am knitting with them.

Arrived at the marina really early to catch all the action. Foxglove was still undercover ready to be revealed…….She did not disappoint.

We spent ages with Sally (Willow Boat Painting) and Martyn (www.vimartsigns.co.uk) as there were a lot of final colours and patterns to discuss.

COLOURBOAT

To cut a 9 hour story short we moored up at Knighton late on in the evening, all 25 locks done and with relief that the boat was o.k (teeny weeny little ...

Lots of laughs today. It has been fantastic and thanks again Angus for all your help you really have been a fantastic friend.

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Roy has come home tonight after a visit to B & Q. I think he has just bought the next set of lights for Blackpool Illuminations!

Whilst I was busy baking and being a usual domestic Goddess Roy had a big sort out in the boatmans cabin so everything was in order ready for our travels.

... not yet disappeared and it is the strangest feeling as we are moored here tonight because it feels like only the tow path is holding us in, literally.

Back To Bare Metal ...

Roy's business is based in Stoke-on Trent so for the time being it made more sense to use Aston Marina as a base. We know the canals really well around here ...

I don't think Roy was that impressed with me this morning when. I announced what time it was…

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The Flying Scotsman

We were dreading doing it because there is so much wood around the parts to be painted we thought it was going to take us forever.

So much was going on and everyone was so busy I could not believe that we were there for around 2 hours. It was just so fascinating to watch!

Also missed another photo opportunity of another boat called Foxglove. Anyway the camera was out just in time to catch this narrowboat ...

I had to chase the cat away in the end cause it kept trying to get in the boat. Not sure how a Wish would have reacted to that as she is ...

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Wnter At Aston marina

... in the Christmas spirit. Very pretty seeing all the lights and Christmas trees. There was a traditional nativity all set out and then when I turned ...

Time for another icecream, so I popped into the little shop there where I bought a souvenier for Roy & myself and for Janet & Angus.

It has been a lovely weekend and the weather has remained dry. Snow flurries are on the way on Tuesday apparently and we are going into -3 degrees at night.

narrowboat port-hole plunger

Saw a few familiar boats on our way today. Hi to NB Pied A Terre! Glad you are enjoying the blog. Last time we saw them was on our way to have ...

We have had a busy couple of days as while Roy was off work we have done some running about Christmas shopping. One thing for sure this year we are not ...

It's amazing how you start to recognise where you are even though we have only ever done this journey once before.

Whilst I was busy baking and being a usual domestic Goddess Roy had a big sort out in the boatmans cabin so everything was in order ready for our travels.

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We all walked back to the boat for a much needed cup of tea and we decided we would all take the boat back to Aston Marina.

Everything has to be wiped down on the boat and around all the building where she is sat. The dust is then allowed to settle over night again then a final ...

Day of rest…or so we thought!

We ...

Everything has to be wiped down on the boat and around all the building where she is sat. The dust is then allowed to settle over night again then a final ...

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Everytime I see a sun set like the one tonight I break into the song from the Lion King which i can't even tell what the words are……sounds something like…

Feel a little disorientated on the boat this evening with us being moored the opposite way around but I am hoping it will be far easier getting on and off ...

I would have paid for a day out like this. Many thanks Evelyn & Graham for your hospitality. You made us feel very welcome.

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Must get some jacket potatoes cooked in there tomorrow when we are on our travels, a good book and a glass of wine……perfect!

Foxglove Narrowboat

I am so pleased with it, especially because it isn't even 2 weeks since Heather showed me how to knit.

Everything has to be wiped down on the boat and around all the building where she is sat. The dust is then allowed to settle over night again then a final ...

Unfortunately not the kind of dirty weekend I would have liked. Roy and I have been cleaning up all weekend. The kitchen was disgustingly filthy.

Hi Edward, Wendy, Thomas & Lucy off Narrowboat Katharine. We told them all about the blog so I hope you have ...

We have decided to stop here for the night and move on a little further tomorrow. So peaceful out on the canal. The fire is going and it is lovely and cosy.

Well that is not quite true…..it is more “night of the round table”. Me being impatient as some might say, I just think I am excited, well I wanted to take ...

Made sure we filled up with water, and emptied the loo before we went ( that's Roy's job by the way) and most importantly that the stove in the back cabin ...

Caught a fabulous sunset photo on the way there, must squeeze that photo in: image

Tina Paramore came over today to give us a quote for painting the boat in 2014. http://www.canalnarrowboats.com/PAINTING.HTM It was lovely to meet her as ...

When the London Midland & Scottish Railway was formed in 1923 it inherited a considerable canal network including boats from several existing canal carrying ...