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Wednesday, March 30, 2005


Just can`t keep away from the cut, think it`s starting to flow in my veins. Easter saturday spent a day out and about. First went up to stowe marine at wheedon had a chat but i feel they are a little expensive. Next called in at Blisworth and had a nice walk along the towpath and sat watching my dreams float by.....soon....won`t be long. Finished up at Stoke Breune and spent a happy hour talking to crews on at least 6 boats, what a freindly bunch you boaters are.
Many thanks to those of you who have posted comments but hey have you a blog site i would love to look you up.
Had my first house viewing tuesday, hope this might mean i am getting nearer to the cut.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005


Well today i have put the house on the market. All being well i will be in a good position to do a deal at the crick boatshow. The idea is to sell the house and get a boat design that i can put to a couple of boat builders for a quote. The most difficult decision will be what to install by way of inverter battery pack in fact at the moment electrics are my biggest headache. I have to bear in mind that although i will be on a permanent cruise for 9/10 months of the year there will be times i will moor for perhaps 3 days or a week. Lots to think about.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Me sitting by my pond Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 08, 2005


Have decided a change of lifestyle is neede if only to save my sanity. As i am now on my own after losing my wife to cancer i found that the thought of spending the rest of my working life as the last 20yrs rushing a-b very depressing. How i chose narrowboat life i can`t exactly remember. Anyway have spent hours surfing the web getting as much info as possible. Lots of un-answered questions but will i am sure find some of them at CRICK SHOW end of may.
What i intend to do on my blog is create a diary of events leading upto the launch of the narrowboat "VALERIE". I will include details of selling the house ordering the boat etc. After i begin my adventure i will update on a daily basis as i cruise.

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs