Monthly Archive: January 2015

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Inaugural meeting of the Airhead Society

On Wednesday 28th January a first meeting of the “Airhead Society” was held on nb Valerie at Cowroast Marina and later at the Greyhound Inn at Wiggington in Hertfordshire.  Present were: Sue and Ken of nb Cleddau, Jaq  and Les of nb Valerie, Carol and George of widebeam Still Rockin’, Jennie and Chris of nb Tentatrice.  There was one major agenda item: sourcing of cocoa shell (dessicant) for the solids containers. Carol (Still Rockin’) was able to provide useful information...

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Winter Treats

Even if there is no cruising plan in place there’s nothing to stop a crew looking at their boat is there?      (Well apart from distance that is, about 147 miles from house to mooring). No boats were chugging along the northern Macclesfield Canal on Friday morning.  Ice extended across the canal       – and all was cold,      inside and out. The cabin was dry though, to the relief of the Cleddau crew. Time to kill – where next? Pop in and...

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A tradition revived

A bad habit had become a tradition, only to be broken in January 2014. The tradition (if that’s what it was) saw the Captain and Boatwif spend a few days in Stratford-upon-Avon in early January. There they would attend as many plays, events and exhibitions at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre as time and money would allow. Last year block bookings of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies meant theatre tickets in January were unobtainable – and the...

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Ring in the new…

So, we made it! Just before midday on New Year’s Eve Cleddau made it to Bugsworth Basin on the Upper Peak Forest Canal. HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL! Way back in the heady days of September sunshine there had been a whimsical thought, to by-pass the home moorings at Higher Poynton and to continue on to Bugsworth  , the vast inland port nestled in the Derbyshire hills. The broken wrist interfered with that idea then – but with just a few daylight...

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