Wednesday, 28 July 2021

402 - They Tried to Board our Boat

Michael goes solo in today's vlog. We need to leave our 48 hour mooring above Bottisham lock and find a new spot before our cruise down to Cambridge.

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

400 - COWTASTROPHY! Well This Is Some Bull***t

In today's vlog we make our way back to Ely but things don't exactly go to plan. In fact Michael and George end up stranded on the wrong side of bullocks and Jo has to save the day.

Sunday, 18 July 2021

399 - Blow that for a Lark

In today's video we travel all the way from the River Great Ouse to the end of the navigable River Lark... and then most of the way back to moor at Prickwillow.

Sunday, 6 June 2021

388 - Off-Piste Narrowboating || The Black Sluice and South Forty Foot D...

In today's vlog we leave the safety of Boston and head out on to the tidal River Witham for a short trip down the Black Sluice Navigation and onto the South Forty Foot Drain. Its fair to say that not many boats head this way but we would definitely recommend the trip. It was a lot of fun despite the weather

Sunday, 25 April 2021

377 - Speedy Boats leads to River Rage on the Tidal Trent

In todays vlog we leave Cromwell Lock and join the Tidal River Trent for our cruse down to Torksey. It's a beautiful spring day and the sun is shining but a very inconsiderate boat along the way threatens to spoil our mood.

Sunday, 18 April 2021

375 - The Perfect Cruise on the Perfect River on the Perfect Day

In today's video we continue down the River Trent from Gunthorpe to Newark in the Spring Sunshine

Friday, 16 April 2021

374 - Jo Goes Solo on the River Trent

In today's vlog we leave Nottingham and the River Trent and Head North on the River Trent to Gunthorpe. Spring is springing and it feels so good to be out on the big. wide river in the sunshine.

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

366 - Limping Down the Last Eleven

The last day of our 6 day trip across the Birming Canal Navigations from the bottom of the Wolverhampton Locks to Fazeley Junction.

Monday, 29 March 2021

365 - Like a Boat out of Birmingham

In today's vlog we travel from Birmingham to Curdworth on the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. Thats down 27 locks in total. Which is a lot by anyone's standard.

Saturday, 27 March 2021

364 - We Did It!

This video was filmed from 8-10 December 2020 We travel from Wolverhampton to Birmingham in three days and collect three new Silver Propeller Locations on the way.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

363 - Flying up the Wolverhampton Flight

In today's vlog, filmed back in December 2020, we travel up the Wolverhampton flight of 21 locks from the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal to the Main Line of the Birmingham Canal on the BCN

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

362 - Leaving Gailey

In this vlog we move the boat from Gailey to Autherley Junction on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. I say we but it was actually mainly Michael as we still have the car in tow so Jo and George had to drive. We are now really to tackle the 21 locks of the Wolverhampton flight.

Sunday, 21 March 2021

361 - The Coldest Day to Cruise

Today's vlog was filmed on 4th December 2020 Its time to move on from our November Lockdown location in Penkridge so we continue along the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal to Gaily.

Friday, 19 March 2021

360 - Jo Abandons Ship!

This video was filmed in November 2020 This is a bit of a different vlog as we had a couple of challenges. Firstly we had a car with us when we filmed this video and so we had the complication of having to move the car as well as the boat. We also both managed to run the batteries down on our phones so we only really have the go-pro footage so I did my best with the footage I had. By the time we move the boat again we have a new camera so we don't have this problem again. I hope you enjoy the vlog despite the challenges. Thanks for understanding.

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

358 - Michael Gets a Serious Case of Shortus Weticus

Today's vlog takes us from Sandon to Great Haywood on the Trent and Mersey Canal... in the rain!

Sunday, 14 March 2021

357 - Getting Star Struck in Stone

In today's vlog we get our engine looked at by the Canal Cruising Company in Stone and we also get to meet up with Robbie Cumming and The Foxes Afloat. This vlog was filmed on 29th & 30th October 2020

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

355 - We Overstayed Our Welcome

In today's vlog we leave our mooring in Etruria where Brindley has been keeping a close eye on us and we travel south on the Trent & Mersey Canal to Barleston.

Sunday, 7 March 2021

354 - Heading South for Winter

Today's vlog is actually a two day vlog and we head south on the Trent & Mersey Canal from the southern portal of the Harecastle Tunnel to Etruria with a few nights at the moorings at Westport Lake in between.

Friday, 5 March 2021

353 - Trouble at the Tunnel

Today's vlog was filmed on the 4th October 2020 We move our narrowboat from Congleton on the Macclesfield Canal to just south of the Harecastle Tunnel on the Trent & Mersey Canal. So sad to be saying goodbye to the Macclesfield for many reasons. It is the last bit of new territory we will be exploring for a while and it is incredibly peaceful and beautiful. Travel through the tunnel needed to be booked in advance as the time of filming and even though we were early we had some difficulties with the tunnel keeper which kind of put a dampener on the day.

Sunday, 28 February 2021

351 - A Rude Awakening at the Bosley Locks

We are stuck at the Bosley Locks as the Canal and River Trust have closed the flight to to the lack of water at the summit!

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Monday, 22 February 2021

348 - Where Did All The Water Go?

In today's vlog we explore Bugsworth Basin by narrowboat and travel to the other terminus of the Peak Forest Canal at Whaley Bridge

Saturday, 20 February 2021

347 - Bugsworth Basin by Narrowboat

In today's vlog we explore Bugsworth Basin by narrowboat and travel to the other terminus of the Peak Forest Canal at Whaley Bridge

Sunday, 31 January 2021

340 - The Most Perfect Day on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal

This vlog was filmed on 9th September 2020 when we were not in lockdown We leave our mooring in Slaithwaite head west on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal towards Marsden at the summit and the famous Standedge tunnel. 22 locks in total but just a few miles, its a really stunning stretch of canal and we cannot recommend a visit highly enough.

Friday, 22 January 2021

338 - Feeling the Squeeze on the Narrow Canal

In today's vlog we tradition from the Huddersfield Broad Canal to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and head East towards the summit

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

337 - Back Across We Go

This video was filmed on 3rd September 2020 when there was no national lockdown. In today's vlog we travel along the Calder & Hebble Navigation from Brighouse to the Junction with the Huddersfield broad canal where we turn off and head up the 9 wide locks to Huddersfield. Starting our third trip across the Pennines this year.