Monthly Archive: August 2011


Chasing Dragons in Beds and Bucks

Friday 19th – Satrurday 20th August “Two boat trips in two days!” exclaimed the Cheshire One, as she stood on Cleddau on Saturday morning.  Bound for a day out and a night on board “Grampy’s boat” she was ready for more adventure. Indeed, in her words, one adventure plus another adventure equals an expedition… We had signed up for a Chasing Dragons Friday morning activity at a local Country Park in Bedfordshire. While Boatwif is not an enthusiast of cardboard...


Lazy jacks and caffled lines

Friday 5th August: from Burton to East Angle Bay and back    Six of us were afloat on about 12 metres depth of sea water on a falling tide.  “Ssh, listen to your Captain.” Eyes and ears strained to follow instructions. This boating experience was courtesy of Boat Owner and Number 1 Niece, she the Captain. Deftly she had unhitched the 36 foot motorised yacht from its mooring and re-tied the small shore-to-mooring tender. We had gathered at midday on the...

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