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.
Here, with a delighted grin, is the Cabin Boy who is really glad to be winding paddles and opening gates as we make our way up the Napton flight on our way to our home mooring.
I picked him up from school this afternoon with the news that the planned haircut was cancelled and we were going to retrieve SONFLOWER from the boatyard. As we arrived at the marina the last few screws were being tightened and the work was complete. What a difference a few changes make. The rear doors, in their teak oiled irinoco nudity, look stunning. The rear entrance doesn't look like we are passing through a boarded up mine and the front saloon is now neatly fitted with a beautiful dinnette/sofa/berth.
A new bookcase will tidy away our cruising guides and the TV cabinet for the TV we do not have or want will look great with a few candles or flowers adorning it.
But best of all. We were on the boat again and moving! Just me and the cabin boy, as football practice was the order of the day for the older lad, but we loved it. As did the boaters coming the other way who chuckled at the puppet show through the swan hatch. That's what he does best.- make us smile.