• Blue Lias Road Bridge

    Blue Lias Road Bridge

    Shown on map as 12 foot wide. Matilda is 12 foot too. We had done a “recce” early last year to check if we could pass under this bridge and Tony was optomistic. Scraping the side Made it but a […]

     
  • From Stowe Hill, Weedon Bec, via tunnel to Braunston 12 - 16 May 2017

    From Stowe Hill, Weedon Bec, via tunnel to Braunston 12 – 16 May 2017

      Weedon Bec proved very interesting once away from major roads. We visited the Royal Ordnance Depot where the old buildings are now used for a variety of businessess from car repairs, antiques and antiquarian books! It began in 1803 […]

     
  • And lift in 11 May 2017

    And lift in 11 May 2017

    The entrance to Stowe Hill Marina is quite a tight turn followed by a dirt road with bends. Unfortunately the Stowe Hill crane can not lift Matilda who is 32 tonnes so Tuckeys, who provided the road transport, also provided […]

     
  • Lift out 11 May 2017

    Lift out 11 May 2017

    Apprehensive morning……..Leaving Westview Marina at Earith En route        

     
  • Aaaaaaggghhhh Stuck at St Ives! Sunday 7th May 2017

    No, We didn’t meet the man with seven wives! On our recce in March we had actually measured the width of this lock to determine if it was wide enough for Matilda and it was! However what we hadn’t bargained […]

     
  • Lifted out Thursday 11 May 2017

    Lifted out Thursday 11 May 2017

    Moving by road tomorrow from Westview Marina, Earith to Stowe Hill Marina, Weedon, Northants so from the Great Ouse to the Grand Union Canal. Tuckeys lorry is due at 8.30 am Which crane will be used?

     
  • Cambridge

    Cambridge

    The river has boat moored for a considerable length with no apparent visitor mooring so we hoped that the visitor mooring at Jesus Lock would have a space long enough for Matilda otherwise it would be turn around and retrace […]

     
  • Cruising the River Cam 2-6 May

    Cruising the River Cam 2-6 May

    An interesting overnight stop at a lovely mooring at the No Hurry Inn Five Miles From Anywhere. You don’t very often see a boat with a garage! Guillotine locks are quite common   Bridge heights are important!    

     
  • 26 April -2 May 2017 Ely

    26 April -2 May 2017 Ely

    Welcome to Ely Cathedral and Model Riverside moorings complete with swans nest ‘ We visited Oliver Cromwells house Note the interesting statistics           Saturday was the start of the three day Eel Festival (food and drink) […]

     
  • Sunday 23 April Part Two

    Sunday 23 April Part Two

    So, out to sea… .     Consulting the charts                 And here is the Satnav. It shows a┬ácar in the middle of the sea! Patrol boat and Pilot boat passing by   […]

     
 

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