Sunday, 29 May 2011
Just a few photos of the great time we had on Indigo Dream doing the BCN Challenge
For those of you who are not aware what the BCN Challenge is, a small synopsy, Narrowboats are entered into a 30 hour frenzy, thrashing around the Birmingham Canal Network, trying to accumulate as many miles, locks and arms aswell as trying to answer question(like a treaure hunt), to gain points but points don't mean prizes just glory.
Nb Wandering Bark, Captain Ahab, preceding Indigo Dream in to the first Lock of the Wolverhampton Flight 30hrs ahead of them.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
This little feller took up residence in the galley window; having swatted a fly I chucked it in the direction of the window ledge - up he popped and grabbed it! So I fetched the camera and tossed in another one, up he came again. Serving such a useful purpose I think we can give him (or her - how do you sex a spider?) a permanent home.....G thinks I've lost it.
Monday, 23 May 2011
Not a lot of fun being woken up by 2 strimmers and a mower 2ft away from your head at 7.45am. We're not allowed to run our engines before 8.00am and, as well as a line of moored boats, there's a row of bungalows opposite. G had, 'a word' and got a mouthful of jobsworth comments in response.
I'm glad the world didn't end as we had a particularly nice dinner and a particularly nice day - despite the rude awakening
Saturday, 21 May 2011
My dogs can't understand why we're moving every day and, by our standards, travelling long days with early starts - some days we're not sure either!