Aug 5

Well, 10 days of sorting out boat issues, trying to figure out possibilities in the very different world of coastal cruising, and exploring the very interesting and diverse area of Chichester: all good times.

I know a LOT more about diesel fuel and the issues facing boaters: water contamination, diesel bug, biodiesel, types of filters, and options for commercial help (or not…).  I HOPE I’ve sorted out the issues, but time will tell.

I had the amazing privilege of reconnecting with the only living British relatives that I know about: Brian and Shirley Morris entertained me for the day, and provided LOTS of family history that I knew nothing about. They were amazing hosts, and remind me of the extraordinary kindness that I’ve experienced so often in my journeys. We saw Boxwood Priory, where at least one of my ancestors is buried

I thought I’d post a map of my travels over the past 4 months since I took possession of ‘Wandering Canuck Too’. It has been an amazing time of exploration and of learning: new boat, new countries, and really new waters!

the orange describes my course over the past 4 months

the orange describes my course over the past 4 months

And finally, thanks to the crews who have shared my experiences: all 7 of you. You are very special friends, and I appreciate the support and assistance. I hope you have enjoyed at least some of the sense of accomplishment and exploration I have felt.

 

 

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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