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 Donald Trump in a sentence Best Bridges List – UK

Bonny Journey – Day 2 – Calf Heath to Gnosall

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Onto day two.

Less clouds in the sky…

Woke up early, about 5, before the sun had come up.

Went back to sleep again.

BESTEK 2000W Power Inverter

The inverter was still working after a night. Got to watch TV in the morning, always good.

Tried to microwave my porridge using the inverter. Didn’t quite work… The video shows the explosion and the flames all over the cabin, (only joking mum).

Morning chores

Living on a boat, you’ve always got a series of these. Even more so than living on dry land because space is so restricted.

I’d say on an average morning, my morning chores list on the boat looks like this:-

  • Empty ashes from fire – Never know when you might need to light it again.
  • Clean bed – Boaters bed is full of boaters mess.
  • Washing up/putting away – If you’re organised, you do this at night to put away in the morning.
  • Engine check – Make sure the engine is ready to go.
  • Other bits and pieces….

Unfortunately, it’s usually the ‘other bits and pieces’ that’s going to be taking up your time on the boat.

Unforeseen eventualities that need to be dealt with.

Today it was the seal on the bow. Also some protective rubber on the roof.

Solo boating

Fiddling around, and making sure everything is organised before you cast off is a major part of boating. Especially on your own.

Today, I am organised. I don’t have to stop.

I have my coffee, and I am off!

Day 2 – Map

This is a map of my journey on day 2. I stopped at 6pm, 2 hours earlier than yesterday…

Day 2 – Video

Featuring the one and only, ME!

I’m just discussing the little jobs I have to do around the boat.

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Copyright 2016 Michael Tyler Sailor's Almanac: Further Narrowboat Adventures

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One comment:

  1. Good that the clothes dried in the night. The microwave needs a huge boost of power to start it up so it probably wont work off the inverter. A good little nonstick saucepan will do a grand job on porridge. Yes, locking up makes for a wet front very often….opening the gate paddles once the water is up to the paddles rather than when the water level is very low usually solves that problem..or…partially opening the gate paddles controlling the flow of water.
    Nice picture of the Heron. I used to love seeing the kingfishers they are really beautiful. The Shroppie is a very picturesque canal. Let us know when you get to Audlem and well come and give you a hand through the locks.

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