Monthly Archives: October 2014

Slowly cruising

Well we’ve made it through all the planned winter stoppages on our route so we can slow down a little bit now. Not that we were actually rushing all that much, but it’s nice to be past them. I know … Continue reading

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Back on the boat

We got back from the States eventually. It took almost as long on public transport to get back to the boat from Heathrow as it did to fly from Boston to London. I also misplaced my battery charger for my … Continue reading

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Boston USA – Days 3 & 4 and home.

Spent 2 more days wandering around Boston in the beautiful weather.    In deference to my now seriously dodgy knee (the dip in the canal ended up being worse than I first thought) we caught the hop on-hop off trolley … Continue reading

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Boston Days 1 & 2

Yesterday started out as a miserable day, so as Howie is full of man flu we stayed at the hotel and did some washing and drying.  Wandered over to Burlington Mall for some remedial shopping.   Whats with the no sidewalks? … Continue reading

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Salem

It seems the rest of the USA does pumpkins at this time of year, Salem does spooky Holloween.  Barely a pumpkin to be seen.   Lots of spiders, ghosts, webs & decapitated dolls though.   Maybe thats all year round. … Continue reading

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Kennebunkport

We drove past roadkill Skunk on the way to Kennebunkport this morning.   Suddenly all those Pepe le Pew cartoons make sense.   The smell in our car was awful and hung around. (It was the skunk!)  And we drove … Continue reading

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The Pumpkin Surprise trip.

Its fall with Halloween looming, and there are pumpkins everywhere.   Pumpkin Spice & Pumpkin Pie donuts have both passed the taste test, but Howie is drawing the line at Pumpkin beer. The fall colours have been amazing but we’ve … Continue reading

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Boston USA

Well the weather turned vile over night and looks set to stay that way for the next week. The lock that was broken and is holding us up won’t be fixed until Wednesday now. But that doesn’t matter to us … Continue reading

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Wet! Wet! Wet!

One of us went in water this morning, and she’s not happy about it. It happened so fast there was no chance of saving myself. And it was a cold frosty morning so I has on more layers than I … Continue reading

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

We are now at the highest elevation we will take the boat to, and we’ve also been as far north as we are going.  Up until today we were heading south again.  However the canal gods had a different plan for us.   … Continue reading

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