A blog about our big adventure on our narrowboat 'Amarantine'
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Eight days till we leave and counting!!
Well we are well and truly on the countdown to leaving. We have been frantically getting the boat all spick and span and all those little jobs sorted that seem to get left year in year out. Is been scrubbed and washed, painted and polished. Not a square inch has been ignored. Anyway, less of that and more of the interesting stuff. We are going to be going rather a long way this year, over a thousand miles and 800 or 900 locks - we are gluttons! These are the major places of interest in order on our route, starting off at Peterborough: Northampton Braunston Birmingham Wolverhampton Llangollen Chester Northwich Macclesfield Marple Huddersfield Leeds York Lincoln Nottingham Leicester Stoke Bruerne Birkhamstead Paddington Basin Shepperton Windsor Reading Oxford Banbury Braunston Northampton Peterborough If anyone would like to visit us on our travels they are very welcome. We can't always let you know where we are until we are nearly there, so it tends to be short notice, but if you can fall in with that, great. We will be travelling Brenda and Mick on Ada Apple once again, its nice to have company. Just want to get going now. I'll be signing in again next week. So don't forget to follow our blog.
Married to Ken and newly retired. We fitted out our own boat in 2006 and have been playing ever since. Although we have been down to our boat every weekend, this year we are taking the plunge and going serious cruising.