I name this boat Zulu Warrior!

Zulu is not one of the smartest looking boats on the cut, and like many older boats its a long time since a name of any sort was painted on the side. However when I bought Zulu, the previous owner presented me with ready made sticky backed names for the cabin sides.  I had more…

Uxbridge to Little Venice

Monday and Tuesday 26/27th April 2010 Whilst the regulars have all desserted Little Venice, Zulu has deliberately made the journey into town, to be around and about during the IWA Cavalcade 2010. We set off from Uxbridge after treating the dogs to a bus – train – bus journey from Burghfield, near Reading to Uxbridge. …

Winkwell to Uxbridge – we finally made it!

Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th April Zulu is home! On 18th December, the day the Trent and Mersey reopened at Middlewich, we set off from Middlewich on a three week trip to our new moorings at Uxbridge.  Almost 4 months later we have finally arrived thanks to ice and stoppages along the way but it has been…

Banks!

Well this isn’t boat related but it may save someone a few pounds, so let me mention my banking experience today. First Natwest, with whom I have held a business account for 10 years who have just told me.  “Sorry we can’t send that because we do not have your address on file.”  What?  After…

Marsworth to Winkwell

Easter Monday 5th April 2010 Marsworth locks are one of my favourite flights in a beautiful setting alongside the reservoirs.  They are quite easy locks too, not too deep and in very good working order, so we made light work of them, meeting the first boats of the day at the top lock where a…

Simpson to Marsworth

Easter Sunday 4th April 2010  Here we are in Marsworth then. Its been a great run today as I set off about 9am and got here about 7pm so the batteries are well topped up, but TV reception isn’t great here and 3G broadband is almost non existent, certainly on O2 and T-Mobile, so I…

Thames flowing too fast for Pooh Sticks

Easter Saturday 3rd April 2010 The World Pooh Sticks Championships have been cancelled for safety reasons.  Traditionally held on Easter Sunday at Days Lock on the Thames for the last 27 years, sadly this year’s event will not take place, according to the Oxford Mail. Am I bored tonight?  Yes I guess I am –…