Nine o’clock, we said, that’s when Bob and Linda will start opening Bridge 10. Nine o’clock, we don’t have a choice. I know it’s blowing a 45 m/hr wind, and it’s pouring down with rain. But we’ve booked a passage into Liverpool, so we have to go! Nine o’clock Linda starts doing the bridge. Bob Read More →

Did I mention the snow and ice we had in January and the first couple of days in February? Well, just after that things changed dramatically. In such a way, that I’ve done four days of cruising already; 10¾ miles in total. First of all it was Lawrance’s 70th birthday on the 16th of February. Read More →

Could there be a pattern in the make? I thought I would be out of the blue, by now. It’s over a year ago I finished my last Delfts Blue project. Unfortunately though, Annemarie, from narrowboat Dubbel Dutch, sent me a magazine from 1981, with a knitting pattern for a Dutch tiles jumper. Can you Read More →

Tradition has it that I, WRT, write the first blog of the year. Because they always leave me alone, at this time of the year, and go to Scotland, to see Ann and Mick. And watch the pantomime, visit museums, go to the movies, and empty charity shops. This year Magda knew what to expect, Read More →

YOUR TURN’S OVER! That was on one of my birthday cards. From people here in the marina, who call themselves our friends. It kind of tells you what life is for me, in the marina. But saying that, at least they gave me a birthday card. Because I’m not on Facebook, most people don’t even Read More →

I’m just reading the new posts she put on the weblog, and I have the feeling she left out an important part of the cruising. So it is up to me to fill in the gaps. After spending some days with Pat and Stephen in Salt, they start cruising back to the Staffs&Worcs. And after Read More →

Well, that’s us back in the marina. We spent our last night out at the Fishes. In fact, I should say last nights, because with 40 miles/hour winds it’s pointless to go to the marina, and moor up outside… So it’s time for the usual (boring?) statistics. I know, it’s not the end of the Read More →

I did it! I just arrived at Stafford Boat Club, after nine days of cruising, doing 61.5 miles and 44 locks. This was the last of my single handed cruising days. What puzzles me at the moment, though, is that it took me 30¼ hours on my own, while in 2016 it took us 34½ Read More →

Wheaton Aston lock. An ordinary Shroppie lock. Although I slept well, I’m still a bit anxious. Linda gave me the confidence, but this is the first lock I will do TOTALLY ON MY OWN! As per usual I start early. This enables me to do the lock without gongoozlers, or other boats. So I can Read More →