We arrived in Henley-on-Thames the day after the Royal Regatta and the start of Henley Festival week. We expected to sail straight through as most moorings are reserved but at 1.30 pm we actually found the perfect mooring at Mills Meadow Park. So here we are nestled between the the gin palaces. There is a … Continue reading Found a mooring in Henley-on-Thames in Festival Week
Iron Butterfly Bedford. We love this boat but have absolutely no connection to the town of Bedford. Apologies to Dave and Pam (the previous owners). It was an obvious idea to change it to our home town, York - but how? First, I traced off the relevant letters from the existing "IRON BUTTERFLY ". We … Continue reading Boat name panels updated
Starting to get paint damage sorted with the rear deck and front panels. Patience and masking tape.... . The repaired cratch panels are looking good as new too!
We were informed that a good way of accessing Oxford was to moor up at Heyford Wharf near to the village of Lower Heyford on the Oxford Canal as the station is directly adjacent to the the bridge. We found some really good moorings to the north of Bridge 206 only 2 minutes from the … Continue reading Lower Heyford, Oxford Canal
It’s the 1 May and it is literally freezing outside. As we are awaiting an engineer to arrive to service our diesel fired Webasto central heating system we decided to try the wood burning stove. John lit a at the first attempt and within 30 minutes it was toasty warm throughout the boat. How can … Continue reading First Night with the Wood Burner
Thursday 12/10/17 We awake to condensation dripping everywhere. Lesson one - leave windows open for ventilation. Filling up with diesel and water and replacing a gas canister £180 in total. Next the purchase of an anchor, spare bow thruster fan and seals for the toilet. £150 (previous owners????) and off we go on a beautiful … Continue reading Condensation!