A kind of record of a narrow boat and what has to be done to keep her afloat and usable.
We might even be able to tell you where we get to as well.
Hoping you enjoy the intimate detail of boating on the UK canals.
The name describes my demeanour and voice!
I love narrowboating and that is why this blog is mainly about the boat and our interaction with it. I have been keeping a log for Sonflower ever since we bought her and moved onto her as our main residence.
Some incidents in our boating life have been hilarious, some scary and some down right dangerous. I cannot tell what will come in the future but you can now share them!
The crew are an 'ordinary' couple. The Best Mate and I.
On the way down to Thrupp we navigated the beautiful stretch of the River Cherwell from Baker's Lock to Shipston Weir Lock without any problems and I remember commenting that the Level indicator at Shipston was on Red when we arrived there. I thought at the time that the indication might have been erroneous.
On the return the indicator wasn't there at all! Maybe the high flows and levels this year were too much for it. I have reported the fault on the interesting, but presently very little used, problem reporting tool Nabo intend BW to access this and act on its information. Maybe it will work.