Monthly Archives: February 2014

What a steer…

…I’ve helmed the boat for the first time. I was nervous, but as I took the tiller I very quickly became aware of the weight of the boat, the amount it needed moving to make an impact and the timing … Continue reading

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Mastering the tiller

Mark looks like a pro. Mastering the tiller and getting us where we needed to be – safely.

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On her maiden voyage

Today we took Topsy to the dock for her refit. The trip was only 4 miles but included 6 locks and 7 swing bridges. For the first time this year we had sun and warmth; a couple of showers but … Continue reading

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I love being on the water

even the ducks know the sun has come out.

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it’s all about the wrist action

Let the work begin.

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What a difference a ray makes. Two days aboard and the sun came out. Bliss.

I’ve had two days aboard. And the minute the sun came out I was sat outside with my coffee, winding down and beginning to feel relaxation as it should be. We went for a walk towards Devizes along the locks … Continue reading

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Weather stops progress

I guess it’s no surprise, but we’ve been hindered by the weather this week. The boat hasn’t moved. But we’ve been busy as anything. We’ve sorted out the bathroom, kitchen and some special touches, just waiting for installation dates and … Continue reading

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