Brimslade -> Wolf Hall My first Zander Wotton Rivers -> Brimslade Most visited sites on the internet ABS LP110 Leisure battery for a narrowboat Burbage wharf Mooring in Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire Sunday in Pewsey Measuring the draft Looking for moorings around Wootton River/Clench New button fitted! Milkhouse Water, Wiltshire Now in Pewsey, CRT mooring rules Get into Stonehenge free Flaperon from MH370; no story – 1 month on Skyrim V Connect/’sign in’ to ‘open network’ wifi on Windows 10 My personal Strava movie – 2016 The biggest hacks of 2016 – A year in hacking US vs Bullying China Russian Google and Reddit misdirects skewing Google Analytics First complaint Winter electricity usage Devizes The fight for freedom, Not In My Back Yard Donald Trump – Puppet masters, Parody to victory, and the march to nationalism US Presidential elections 2016 Taking a narrowboat on the Thames Giles Wood – Melksham Bonny Journey List of dead bankers 2016 – conspiracy update Day 38 – Taunton to Exeter Day 37 – Seend Park to Taunton Day 36 – Seend Park to Bradford on Avon Day 49 – Caen Hill Marina to Seend Park Bleeding a BMC 1800 marine engine 3 Reasons you won’t ever tell me 9/11 was not an inside job Day 48 – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Devizes – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Honey Street to Devizes Day 46 – Great Bedwyn to Honey Street Day 45 – Newbury to Great Bedwyn Day 43 – Theale to Newbury Day 42 – Goring to Theale Day 41 – Oxford to Goring Day 40 – Aynho to Oxford Day 39 – Claydon to Aynho Day 38 – Flecknoe to Claydon Day 37 – Ansty to Flecknoe Day 36 – Alvecote to Ansty Day 35 – Kings Bromley to Alvecote Day 34 – Little Haywood to Kings Bromley News Winter moorings Day 33 – Stone to Little Haywood Day 32 – Kidsgrove to Stone Day 31 – Wheelock to Kidsgrove Cask ale week – Use your mobile to claim free beer Chimney repairs Day 30 – Marston to Wheelock Day 29 – Dunham Massey to Marston Viewranger mapping app Day 28 – Plank Lane to Dunham Massey Day 27 – Crooke to Plank Lane The anti-Blair cometh…. Day 26 – Rufford to Crooke Day 25 – Morecambe to Rufford – 1,000th post eva! Six companies are about to merge into the biggest farm-business oligopoly in history Day 25 – Hawes to Morecambe Day 24 – Durham to Hawes Day 23 – Newcastle to Durham Day 22 – Norham to Newcastle Day 21 – Edinburgh to Norham Day 20 – Dundee to Edinburgh Day 19 – Aberdeen to Dundee Day 18 – Buckie to Aberdeen Day 17 – Inverness to Buckie Day 16 – Helmsdale to Inverness Day 15 – Helmsdale Day 14 – John O’Groats to Helmsdale Inverness and over the border Travelling by train with a bike UNESCO PLACES OF WORSHIP Day 11 – Tarleton to St. Mary’s Marina, Rufford Day 10 – Tarleton lock Day 9 – Crooke to Tarleton Day 8 – Plank Lane to Crooke Day 7 – Grappenhall to Leigh Day 6 – Marston to Grapplington Bonny Journey – Day 5 – Church Minshull to Marston Bonny Journey – Day 4 – Audlem to Church Minshull Bonny Journey – Day 3 – Gnosall to Audlem Bonny Journey – Day 2 – Calf Heath to Gnosall Bonny Journey – Day 1 – Saturday 27th August Cloudflare slowing my site down causing it to timeout VOD: Kayaking the Amazon Boat painting – Day 14 – Painting topcoat Day 9 – Using a needlegun to strip paint Boat painting – Day 7 – Undercoat cabin Boat painting – Day 5 – Topcoating the hull

Bonny Journey – Day 1 – Saturday 27th August

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I’ll be travelling as far north as I possibly can before running aground. Then I will travial to the northern reaches of Scotland.

From here, from the small town of John O’Groats, I shall begin my journey down, using methods only of my own means, toward Lands End.

Bonny Journey

I’ve no idea how long it will take, but it seems a bit crazy, so I thought I ought to do it.

Today has been my first day on what I’ve termed…. Bonny Journey, as the name of the boat is Bonny, seemed an obvious moniker.

Rain all day keeps the boaters away…

1st day of my grand adventure, and the weather is abysmal.

..Luckily, it’s kept the other boaters off the canal and I cruise along quite happily…

I’d had reports of 5 deep queues at the locks. Not today. Sheets of rain, and a sprinkling of boaters, enough to help me, a solitary sailor, through the locks…

It all worked out nice. Everything got wet, including my

  • Map (dryed out by the fire)
  • Coat (dried out by the fire)
  • Gloves (dried out by the fire)
  • Phone 🙁
  • Camera (didn’t seem to bother it)
  • Bluetooth speaker (less bothered than the camera)
  • Jeans (drying by the fire)
  • Socks (in the laundry basket)
  • Shoes

All in all, I think the rain situation is under control, and I’m looking forward to another day of it tomrrow if it keeps the bank holiday rush of the waterways.

Day 1 – Map

Day 1 – Video


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  1. Well done Bonnie Lady….and we’ll done Capt’n Mike. The weather was terrible….but as you said it kept the traffic down. You got Bonnie a long way for your first day Yesterday the Staffs & Worcester canal…today the Shroppie the weather today is set fair and fir the rest of the week…so, hopefully, no more soaking wet stuff…for the moment. Bet you slept like a log..warm and cosy and quiet in that spot where you moored. Happy travels today!! Love the pics

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