Category Archives: bell ringing

June 25

Northern Ireland We crossed from the Isle of Man, passing a square-rigged sailing ship that had sailed into the harbour the night before, full sails, then fired a saluting gun, and moored along the breakwater wall. An impressive sight. The … Continue reading

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May 31

Wales to Liverpool Sorry folks, I’ve had some technical issues, now resolved. I made my way from Pwllheli, single-handing (which in boat terms means with no crew to assist). I was advised by every guide and publication to me especially … Continue reading

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May 8

Wales: After spending time in Swansea, I left the harbour at 0530 to make the tide, on my way to Milford Haven. Tom joined me as my willing (?) crew, and we set out, locking out the night before to … Continue reading

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April 19

Wales: I’m still in Swansea, and preparing for my next explorations along the Welsh coastline. I’ve upgraded the ‘Find Me’ tab on the menu above and deleted some older, no longer as relevant links. Please try out the various features … Continue reading

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Feb 6

There hasn’t been much happening with the boat and myself, though I did have the opportunity to travel back to Canada in December to visit friends and family. However, today, boat things started happening again, in a big way. I … Continue reading

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December 11

Hello faithful followers. My apologies for the infrequent posts of late. I am still moored in Plymouth, and ringing my little hands off, with visits to many of the local towers. I’ve been to St. Andrews Minster, Emmanuel, St. Budeaux, … Continue reading

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September 21

It has been an eventful two weeks in Devon. I cruised from Torquay, around the ‘corner’ to Dartmouth Harbour in a very lovely day’s cruising. However, I have discovered an ever-increasing oil leak from the engine. I tried to have … Continue reading

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May 17

Delft: (part 2) So I was misinformed. The Nieuw Kirk IS undergoing restoration, but for 7 Euro, you can climb the 347 steps to the top of the tower, (and listen to the 48! bells in the carillon, and view … Continue reading

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Oct 30

Finished! I’ve toured the major canals and waterways of Britain, and accomplished much of what I’d set out to do. Sure, there are a few smaller waterways I’ve missed, and there will always be opportunities to see more, or re-visit … Continue reading

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Oct 13

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! I am thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to travel and explore, in my wanderings around Britain. I’ve had support from family and friends, and have met many new friends while on the waterways. I spent a … Continue reading

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