Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Hampton Court to Staines

On the move again having first got to Hampton Court in the middle of February. Well, okay, we haven't just been at Hampton Court as we've spent three of these weeks on the River Wey, done a bit of work on the boat and pottered around a bit waiting for a visit from our son Aaron whose with us for a week.

A last look at the deers at Hampton Court where I'd guess there must be a good two hundred

Sunset on the mooring at Hampton Court

First bit of new territory for us since February, all of about five minutes above Sheperton Lock

A walk with Aaron (and Nicky of course, but someones got to take the photos for my blog)

 A warm sunny day and a river to play in, perfect for The Boys

And then a play fight to finish off with and finally

 A well earned rest

Moored up in Staines

And some Egyptian Geese to finish off this post from our last walk of the day.

And so in signing off,

Day 1339 in the Badger Sett Narrowboat - 2877 miles, 1772 locks and 1431 cruising hours further on from when we started.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

We're still around and The Ribble Link

When we set off on our travels around the waterways network, the plan was for it to take about two to three years. We now find ourselves four and a half years later on and our somewhat longer than expected journey is still not complete, but we're slowly getting there as you'll see by our map.

Currently down on The River Thames, Hampton Court to be exact, with red being the colour for 2017.

A nice photo of our home, Badger Sett that is not Hampton Court, that I borrowed from Carol and George's Still Rockin blog.

A while ago now I saw a phrase on a blog somewhere (Can't remember whose so I can't pay them credit) but it stuck in mind and went something like 'Days without a name and time without a number' and pretty much sums up our life aboard these past few years. Terrible when you have to date and sign something though as I even struggle with a month and a year sometimes yet alone a time and a day!

Anyway, to ease myself back into this blogging lark I thought I'd just cheat a bit and start by putting on a couple of extra pages with photos of some of our 'Adventures' . The first one being The Ribble Link that we did way back in September 2013.