Grand Union Canal

Mention the Grand Union Canal to me in less enlightened times and I would have envisaged an industrial landscape with forgotten decaying industrial buildings and ugly views. How wrong could I be. Yesterday we passed underneath the M25 on our approach to London. [...]

Summer Cruise 2019 commences

After a couple of days checking, cleaning and loading Iron Butterfly after our winter in Spain and our MOTs in York ( doctors, dentists and opticians) the day has arrived to start our cruise for the Summer.

We will be travelling to London via the Grand Union Canal and then explore [...]

June 2018 diary

1 June 2018

We had intended to do the second phase into Stratford basin but the locks are hard work and after the flight of 11 I had had enough and needed a well deserved rest, we moored only 2 miles from Stratford and got the bikes off the back [...]

Braunston tunnel

Friday 13/10/17
Setting off our first encounter was the Braunston tunnel which allows 2 way traffic. As we enter we realise our main lights aren't on and have to make a quick reverse back out. It turns out mike turned the bilge pump on by mistake. [...]

European adventure 2016 – 10. Arès to St Malo

European adventure 2016
THE ROUTE
York, Hull, (P&O Ferry - Hull to Rotterdam), Cochem, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Prague, Passau, Salzburg, Lazise (lake Garda & Verona), Vicenza, Padua, Venice, Siena, San Gimignano, Piza, Antibes, (GNV ferry - Genoa to Barcelona), Barcelona, Sitges, Trèbes, A. Arès, B. [...]