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Category: Continuous Cruising

Living on a continuous cruiser on the UK canal system under CRT rules.

Weedon Bec -> Gayton Junction

Weedon Bec -> Gayton Junction

Where the dear and the antelope play… Not so much as closer to the bin/toilet, town, coal merchants, motorway, supermarkets etc. All the things you’re going to want to be close to as the weather closes in. You can see Bonnie here on the right. Post Offices A problem round here is the lack of Post Offices wanting to do Post Restanté. The staff in Towcester seemed particular awkward. They get described as ‘miserable and un-helpful’ in reviews online. That’s…

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Dodford -> Weedon

Dodford -> Weedon

Weedon Central. Or Weedon Bec as some people call it. New bypass So… The new bypass opened next to my lovely spot in Dodford. Come 6am, I could feel the rumbling of artic’s, and couldn’t get back to sleep. Here’s a picture of the new Weedon – Upper Heyford bypass. As you can see, it’s probably about 300 yards from my boat at it’s closest point. Didn’t fancy sticking around. I like my beauty sleep. It wasn’t the sound either,…

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Watford Locks -> Muscott

Watford Locks -> Muscott

Stopped for a couple of days above the locks at Watford. They have a 48hr mooring and it’s fairly close to the A5. Sound of the motorway is pretty overpowering. Buckby Locks After this, moved the boat down to the top of Buckby Locks next to the New Inn pub. Was there for a day. Until my crew arrived, which this time was my Sister, Kerri and her offspring. Offspring have grown slightly since the last time they were on…

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Yelvertoft > Watford Park

Yelvertoft > Watford Park

Still on the Leicester Arm, one stop up from Watford locks. The sound of the motorway is pretty strong round here. Apart from that, the countryside is idyllic. I’ve got some overhanging trees and the solar ain’t great. There’s some in the afternoon but I’m currently waiting for the sun to emerge around the trees. Here’s some pictures of the current spot. As you can see, I’m all alone this time. Crick Marina Had to stop off here for some…

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Yelvertoft -> Winwick in the Fields

Yelvertoft -> Winwick in the Fields

Close to the winding hole. That doesn’t really tell you much. There isn’t a lot here. As you can see, it’s faster than 73% of GB in terms of connection speed which makes life nice and quite with the advantage of the internet, TV and lot’s of solar. There’s not a lot around here. (Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat This is a short guide to installing flexible solar panels to a…

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Braunston -> Yelvertoft

Braunston -> Yelvertoft

Step 1: Braunston to Watford Locks Two flights of locks. One of them staircase locks at Watford.The other Braunston Locks. One that I’ve done a few times now. Braunston Locks are very tiring. And I was kind of happy when I found that due to water shortages, the Watford flight closed at night when the volunteers went home. Being staircase locks, only one boat can go through at a time. And the CRT like you to book ahead, (which I…

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Flecknoe -> Braunston

Flecknoe -> Braunston

People do moor in-between, but there’s no road access, so it’s useless to me. Fairly picturesque and popular. Old Braunston At the moment, I’m at Braunston, ancient Bargee village. All things barge are here, chandlers x 3. Marina x 1. Canalside pubs x2. And some other shops and services connected to the trade. I was moored here for the winter on the Rugby arm. This time I’m on Oxford arm. There’s no piling and I’m moored up on pins but…

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Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat

Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat

This is a short guide to installing flexible solar panels to a narrowboat. Background I’ve lived on my boat for 2 years. When I first started, I was located in a Marina. Everything was laid on, showers, water, electrical hook-up. It reminded me of a high-rise flat for boats. After my boat was painted, I took it up on a journey to the most Northern and Southern reaches of the UK canal system. It was called Bonnie Journey, in the…

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Calcutt Boats -> Flecknoe

Calcutt Boats -> Flecknoe

It’s amazing the power a little post on social media has… Imagine. My little problem with invoicing at Calcutt boats magically disappeared! Simply paid the bill and left. Social media and complaining I was discussing this with my respondents the other day. If you’ve got a grievance with a company these days, often the only way to get someone to take notice of you is posting some nasty stuff about it and spamming it out on social media. They no…

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Weedon -> Calcutt Boats

Weedon -> Calcutt Boats

Calcutt Boats Supposedly to get a Eberspächer fitted, which on arrival, they claim to know nothing about. As well as that, they’ve given me an invoice with a cost from my last visit. That was on the 8th July 2017. An invoice that was paid at the time. On my querying it. The guy Matt, went off and brought out another invoice. This time the invoice, which was again paid at the time, had been “entered it into the system…

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