Sunday, 7 November 2021
Sunday, 17 January 2021
What a year for us all! Clearly no cruising, but we still love the life. Here we are at the sink after brunch and out the window is Star Class carrying, our fuel supplier. Mark brings us the bottled gas we use to cook along with coal and wood for the stove. We simply enjoy the experience of this close connection to the things we use to manage this life.
Life in many ways for us is the same as ever, with Pete doing far more water management from our home desk as he manages his team. Elizabeth is alone in her studio and all of her meetings and teaching are moved to online. We're lucky to have easy access to the outdoors and quite a distance from any neighbours. We are grateful and deeply aware of so many of you for whom this time has been terribly difficult. Our hearts embrace you.
Friday, 24 April 2020
Monday, 23 September 2019
Saturday, 21 September 2019
What a gorgeous day! The wind was in our favour, used well by tiller man Pete who gently turned us at Norton Junction. The wind gently nudged us back to moorings. It was a short cruise, but so delicious. We spent most of the afternoon just breathing in the September light and breeze whilst sitting on deck. Even Maxwell relaxed in the afternoon shade. Gorgeous day.
Friday, 3 May 2019
We set out from Weedon this morning then moored at the bottom of the flight. One of Pete's colleagues collected him en route from Buckby to Stoke Bruerne to collect Reg. P parked up at the top of the flight then walked the 2 miles back to Bella. The work up the flight included showers of both rain and hail, but there were enough breaks to dry off between. That said there are now 2 coats, 2 hats, and various things hanging to dry!
Thursday, 2 May 2019
We set out in sun with occasional cloud and the rain started at tie up to moorings in Weedon. Perfect. In the between showers spell, E collected kindling from the towpath hedges and P won a few killer sudokus. V holiday!
We treated ourselves with dinner at the Navigation at Stowe Hill. On the way home, we saw these cows who seemed to be in the wrong place!