Two of everything now that I have Three

I have to be online daily, as whilst I lead a nomadic life, it can only be paid for by occasional bursts of activity on various computer systems which are usually too far away to visit.  The internet bridges the gap – I can usually put things right wherever I am, as long as the…

Ellesmere Port Boat Museum

Middlewich was lovely this week in the sunshine, but this morning the winds and rain arrived as forecast so we jumped in the car and did what all good boaters do on their day off; went to see some boats. The first thing I noticed about Ellesmere port, apart from the incredibly industrial landscape, was…

Moorings at Middlewich

Well this was supposed to be a cruising blog, with regular updates, but it hasn’t quite worked out that way.  According to my last cruising post we were somewhere around Cropredy having arrived there via the Grand Union from Ricky and a side trip to Hawkesbury en route. So now Zulu is at home in…

Southend to Tower Bridge on Paddle Steamer Waverley

In the 60s the family used to urge the old Wolsley over the Carter Bar into Scotland and visit our relations on the Isle of Arran, which involved taking the ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick. As a special treat we would take one of the Clyde Steamers on a day trip around the Clyde estuary,…