February 21st 2018

Finally made a move from Whitchurch – partly because it was time but mainly because I needed to get water and fuel, and pump out my septic tank. Rufus, my friend’s dog, is staying with me for a week – so we took the car a few miles to the boatyard where I needed to … Read more

January 19th 2018

I loved the mooring next to Whixall Moss but I had to move today to avoid being trapped by some work on a canal bridge. So, I returned to Grindly Brook where I moored before Christmas. Had to negotiate four lift bridges – not fun because the winder is on the off towpath side and … Read more

January 6th 2018

Took a walk across Whixall Moss – brilliant bright blue skies, crisp cold day – icy crust crackling under my boots – wild and beautiful – a place where the spirits live in peace.

January 1st 2018

On the last day of the year I moved my car to Ellesmere and had a delightful bike ride back to Chirk Bank – had a quiet evening mainly practicing my accordion – and then this morning set off to get through the locks at New Marton which are due to close tomorrow – if … Read more

December 30th 2017

 Back on Chirk Bank. And I again had a companion from Llangollen. My old friend Ratnapani who lives in North Wales joined me for the trip down the valley from Llangollen, across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and through the two tunnels and second aqueduct to Chirk Bank. Previously, whilst Stowford was moored in the basin … Read more

December 19th 2017

After a day in Wrexham shopping, I came on to the canal basin in Llangollen – the end of the navigable canal (although there is a further mile or so that acts as a feeder channel from River Dee at the Horseshoe Falls.) And today (the 20th) I pottered about doing some jobs and catching … Read more

December 17th 2017

 I fetched the car from Frankton early this morning because Ratnavandana and her dog Rufus were going to join me for a rich boating experience – of two tunnels – one quite long – and two aqueducts – one very long, very high and very exposed – and some lovely canal scenery. The Pontcysyllte … Read more