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 favourite places, but I’m satisfied that I have accomplished the major objectives. Crossing the Pennines 3 times, across the Mersey, visiting York, doing all of the major tunnels and lock flights; I’ve had a blast and been able to share major moments with all sorts of friends, new and old. This has been the experience of a lifetime, and one I’d recommend to anyone.

Now, for next steps. I’ll take a breather, and restore some of my efforts in bell-ringing, in Braunston and area. Although without my mentor and friend Peter, I’ll still have the rest of the people in the Braunston area that will guide me, prod me, and otherwise inspire me to new levels of skill in British change ringing. I’ll also be able to spend some time in reflection for the next phase of exploration.

Thanks for all those followers of this journey. Your support, encouragement, and comments (sometimes pithy!), have enhanced the experience. A few photos of the memorable moments, and some posts over the next few days of further memorable moments. Thanks.

Spring on the Leicester Branch of the Grand union Canal

Spring on the Leicester Branch of the Grand union Canal


the peaceful Thames


the MUCH more exciting Thames!

which way is up? Upper Ashton Canal.

which way is up? Upper Ashton Canal.

a leaf-tunnel mooring

a leaf-tunnel mooring

About Ed Mortimer

I'm a retired school teacher, now living on my narrowboat in Britain. I'm touring as much of the canal and river system as I can. This blog describes what I do and where I've been
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One Response to Oct 30

  1. Dad & Mom says:

    Thankyou for your many stories and photos. Since we have experienced a bit of this with you , we can share your enthusiasm. Blessings. Dad & Mom

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