Did we mention we went on our first leisure cruise with Fantine. It was brilliant to be out there on the waters, enjoying exactly what she had been made for. We thought it might be a good idea to share the lessons learned and what went well from that first trip out. Driving Firstly driving the […]Read more "Our First Narrow Boat Adventure – What went well"
We were riding high on our 1 mile of open canal, having overcome exiting the marina, fueling up, 7 locks and a chipped elbow we were feeling pretty happy with ourselves, and then we saw them, the remaining 7 locks of our journey. We pulled up to the Watford Staircase Locks at around 1430, mooring […]Read more "Maiden Voyage – Part Three Staircases to Heaven and Tunnels of Impact"
I’m trying my best to create epic sounding titles, I hope you are all appreciating them. So with the last post we covered our first 500 yards of drama filled travel. Now we were brimming with fuel, James had, somewhat skillfully, navigated us out of Whilton Marina and we were on the Grand Union, in […]Read more "Maiden Voyage – Part two The Tale of Seven Locks"
The intrepid explorers had a long and winding journey ahead of them, with their stocks piled on board, and a cup of tea in hand the journey began. Ok that’s my attempt at making our first journey with Fantine sound as epic and dangerous as it in fact was. In our previous post we covered […]Read more "Maiden Voyage – Part One Exiting the Marina"