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Feb 20

Hi, With winter in Britain providing a significant, record-breaking amount of wind and rain (especially rain), I have been mostly staying close to Braunston, and practicing change ringing of the bells in several local towers. To many, bell ringing is … Continue reading

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Feb 6

A winter cruise poses some different challenges. You must expect that everything is cold, stiff, and less simple. You must dress in lots of layers. Hot drinks are essential. However unappealing some of this may sound, there are significant rewards. … Continue reading

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Jan 16

New Year, new paint and new experiences. The last few days have been full of new. I am back in England, and have spent the past 5 days ‘camping’ on my boat as the final details of the new paint … Continue reading

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Jan 9

Hi all, I am on my way back to the UK after spending a delightful month with family and friends in Canada. Thanks to all who have hosted me and been so kind. The boat is nearly finished and will … Continue reading

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Dec 28

I am enjoying my return visit to Canada, with fond memories of learning to ring bells in Braunston. Such a different tradition than most in Canada! Nicole and I enjoyed time in Whistler, BC, though there was not enough snow … Continue reading

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Dec 14

What a change in scenery! I am in Canada, having spent time in Vancouver, and then several days in Whistler with my daughter. This is a magic place, with special opportunities for all sorts of activities in the outdoors. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Dec 2

On the move again. I left Braunston Marina yesterday, with the Fannin brothers along as crew. We are heading toweards Nuneaton on the Oxford (and Coventry) canals so I can have the boat completely painted. A wonderful day to start … Continue reading

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Nov 27

All quiet on the canal front, though it is getting a bit nippy. There were small patches of crystalline ice on the water yesterday as we had a cold night. Today is much warmer, and all hints of frost are … Continue reading

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Nov 9

All quiet on the British front. Remembrance weekend is the event- and that is a different experience than Remembrance Day in Canada. Such a major single event at Saints, a specific Legion event in many Canadian communities, and a REALLY … Continue reading

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Nov 3

The final installment for Mom and Dad. We arrived back in Braunston, having climbed the Buckby locks, after mooring overnight in Bugbrooke. The church there was completely in the dark and scary, suddenly huge spotlights came on, illuminating the spire … Continue reading

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