We bought ‘Head in the Clouds’, over sixteen years ago, she was an empty rusty shell and has been transformed into our home. There are still many things needing to be done to her, but we were able to move aboard last October and so far, we love living the boat life.
You can read this post, ‘It’s time to sell up and live on a boat‘ where I explain a little more about her and the transformation so far. Although we’ve had her for so long, we have only, so far enjoyed short journeys, so we thought it was time to try a bigger trip and venture up to York, which was always one ‘cruising‘ journey we wanted to do. We were quite excited about the trip, it was a big deal for us because:- Continue reading “A Slow Meander to York – Part 2 – The Selby Canal & Our First Challenge”
Since moving onto the boat last October, it seems to have taken quite a while to get ourselves settled in, which means we haven’t taken the boat out much for a cruise, although we did have our first Winter on the boat and we were toasty warm. Jon’s also been busy doing quite a bit of maintenance work on the boat which includes booking her in to dry dock to get her bottom blacked – sounds painful, I know, but it’s just something that needs doing every few years, consisting of the boat being out of the water in order for us to check the hull, do any repairs or welding jobs and re-paint. We’re booked in for the end of July, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to spend early July cruising up the Selby Canal and the River Ouse towards York and maybe beyond and as our neighbours were on their way to Knottingley to have their bottom blacked, we thought we’d join them for the first part of our slow meander.
The first leg of the journey would be a days leisurely cruise from Rotherham to The New Junction Canal just past Barnby Dun, where we’d be mooring for that evening, but it was to be a disappointing start for us. Continue reading “A Slow Meander to York – Part 1 – A Bumpy Start”
Going to Whistler last year, was supposed to be a one off ‘special’ snowboarding trip for us and although we had a great time, we certainly didn’t think we’d be going again soon as it was a little on the expensive side, but of course it was fabulous and it left us feeling that we’d just love to see a lot more of that beautiful country, so of course we would have to add more of Canada to our never ending travel wish list or so we thought.. Continue reading “A Good Excuse to go back to Canada!”
I was in London for a flying visit to meet my youngest son from his three months away in Canada, but as I woke up excited in my hotel room, looking forward to seeing his face, the morning soon turned out to be a disappointment to hear that his plane had been cancelled and he was now due the next day. So, there was a day to kill… a tootle about London it was to be then.
It was nice though, because it meant I had a bit of (very rare) quality time with my eldest son Continue reading “An Unexpected Day in London”
It was our first time to Schladming so we didn’t know what to expect, but after a long and (click if you’d like to read about our) eventful journey, we thankfully arrived in this beautiful, snowy, Austrian town.
Generally though, if you are visiting a town which tends to be lucky enough to have amazing snow in the Winter months, then you’re usually there for one main reason… Continue reading “9 Reasons to visit Schladming”
Yes it’s that time of year again to don the big boots, big coat, gloves, helmet and cover the face to the elements, strap a slippery board to the feet and throw ourselves off a snow covered mountain…It’s the long awaited and exciting Snowboarding time!
This time we flew off to somewhere totally new to us, Schladming, Austria. We have been a few times to Austria and the journeys have been easy peasy, but this particular area was new to us and it certainly didn’t disappoint, but the journey there was not the best… Continue reading “Not an easy journey to Schladming…”
Jon’s sister Charlotte and her daughter Molly are members of their local ‘Gigging’ club in Porthleven in Cornwall. Continue reading “Had a go at Gigging”
A visit to the historic town of Marazion, Cornwall
We were Cornwall bound again during the last week in August and what a fabulous week it was weather wise. It was my birthday whilst down there so we decided to take Polly the camper van on a little drive to see where the sunny roads would take us. Continue reading “My birthday visit to St Michael’s Mount”
Whenever we visit Cornwall we always seem to fit in a walk over to Gweek from the farm where we stay near Helston. Continue reading “A sleepy village called Gweek”
A trip from Yorkshire to Cornwall for some mountain biking, walking and surfing
So we arrived in Canada earlier this month for a 10 day stay, snowboarding on the Whistler & Blackcomb mountains. Continue reading “An English lass arrives in Whistler in search of snow”