Thursday, 15 January 2015

Walkies and more walkies

Just one of the great things about being at Tyruched are the views that accompany the walking of LJ. These are all of the immediate area.




Looking down at Tyruched



First snowdrops



First snow


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Warning: a non boating blog

First off, a Happy New Year to all. Slightly behind the curve but I am always in two minds about blogging at all when we aren't boating.

The in between bit and New Year was dedicated to Alistair's family. Now we are in beautiful countryside outside Hay on Wye where friends, very kindly, give us the use of a flat so we can catch up on the dentist, opticians etc etc

Many would call this boaters gold...here it's Tyruched gold



This was a tree when we left to go to Brecon ..well a dead tree! John will be prepping them for topping up the logs,to be seasoned pile for the foreseeable future! 

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Edited higlights








I started to write more about our travels this year to go with the photos in the calendar. It sort,of turned into a book! The short version is ...

Desperate to get off the K&A but the river not being helpful. Thought of everything..including being lifted out! Finally, the route westwarsds opened and off  we went...as quickly as possible at the end of March.

In May we arrived on the Fens!  I forget how many hundreds of locks made up that journey. I think the record was 43 doubles in one day...including the Hatton Flight. NB Now or Never arrived just as we were about to stop and almost before we knew it we were at Calcutt.


After that it seemed an easy cruise to Northampton. The Nene was kinder to us this year but we were on a mission and did not linger. Stopped this time at Elton and found our pub of the year.

Peterborough for shopping and then the Middle Levels. The Great Ouse calling us.

And, except,for assisting in the recovery of a body, it has been, perfect, absolutely perfect boating. We had taken a mooring at the Fish and Duck outside Ely. Quickly realised we weren't on it enough to make it cost effective. Found in September that our first choice EA mooring at Denver was vacant ..... and that is now our base. Non residential which suits us.

Will we ever leave?

QISMA 2014 Calendar October to December

October 

River Cam

















Wicken Fen
























Not in October







November

River Little Ouse 




















December

Downham Relief Channel










River Wissey

























Christmas Day





Denver Complex













An










QISMA 2014 Calendar....June - September

June

Out and about on the River Great Ouse







July


Out and about on the River Great Ouse


Ely






Brampton Mill



Secret Spot







Just cruising






August 



















September

Kings Lynn










And back