Then, finally, on the Friday Sid tells us that we are allowed to go. Storm Gareth has calmed down. The wind is well within the limits (20 m/hr, with gusts up to 40 m/hr). So at nine o’clock Bill and Marc head out of Salthouse Dock, to Mann Island. We follow fifteen minutes later, to Read More →

I just hear everybody think: and she didn’t do anything cultural, while being in Liverpool? Of course I did! I went to the Walker Art Gallery to see two things. An exhibition about 18th century fashion items. With two video’s about how middle class men and women were getting dressed in the morning. The video’s Read More →

This trip to Liverpool will be an extreme steep learning curve for our novices. We’re all knackered, after seven hours on the tiller. Seven hours is a long time, especially in this kind of weather. We have only done two seven-hour days in 2018 (out of 126), and in 2017 one day of 7½ and Read More →

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 →