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Cooking From a Small Galley
Small space living certainly has its challenges, but with the right preparation, it's quite achievable and the decluttering process is quite liberating.
Somewhere, amidst the calmness and splendour of Sowerby Bridge Basin, the waters of the Rochdale Canal & Calder & Hebble Navigation meet, quietly signalling the start of a trip even higher into the Pennines than we'd previously encountered.
I have, after 8 years of useless clutter, decided to go Scandi style and borrow their minimalist outlook. However, I'd still like to have an inviting narrowboat interior décor - That means a careful rummage round shops such as Home Bargains, Dunelm, The Range, Matalan and B&M.
Latest Canal News
Organised jointly by Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust and Lichfield Cruising Club, this fantastic event is back after a few years away. The event takes place at Huddlesford Junction and is a biennial gathering of historic boats, floating traders, private boats and classic vehicles. As of the 3rd September,....
Renovations & Improvements
With the tile chipping behind us, we were looking forward to making some statements as we installed the new fixtures & fittings.
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3 months after putting a deposit on a new click clack amazin’ sofabed for the boat, we finally made arrangements to collect and fit it. Spurred on by our new space saving cupboard, we’d got greedy for space and wanted a more comfortable sitting/sleeping arrangement to boot. We drove up....
Waking up in Huddersfield has its advantages - Not least of which is the large Sainsbury's just opposite.
Being in such close proximity to the Pennines, always means that the weather is subject to rapid change. From last night’s early evening cruise in the sunshine and my ramblings about our efforts to stay cool in the baking sun, we woke to the sort of drizzle that comes and....
17 Locks and Tuel Lane. They say that the best laid plans go awry. Last night I realised that we would not have enough time to get to Todmorden, mooch about and then get back to Lemonroyd in time for Thursday. Cue much discussion and wondering. By the time we’d....
Phew! A scorcher today - As far as we were able, we started off a bit earlier in order to beat the heat - Still hot going though!
As has been the case on many trips just lately, the desire for an early start was nowhere to be seen, so we lazed in bed for a little longer. We finally left our sunny moorings at 10 am and the boys set to getting Harebell through a few locks....
After arriving at the marina fairly late in the day, we only got as far as Woodnook lock as darkness approached: We tucked on the end of the lock moorings and settled down for the night. is the case when one moors up at night, there is not a lot....
By our standards these last few trips, we had another early start. We were booked through the Tinsley flight at 8.45/9am and were a good 45 minutes away in the basin. We left at 8am and headed northwards. This time I took a few pictures of the Tyler Wilson boatyard....
Another sunny day and we pressed on. We were in striking distance of Lemonroyd and were full of discussion about whether to keep going all day and spend the night in our new berth or to stop somewhere on the way and finish the rest of the trip in the....
A new stretch of waterway is always a great reason to get up and get going in the morning, and today was no exception. We had yet more lift bridges to do - they were all different- a big learning curve!!
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