This is Steve & Viv Carter's log of the trips and travails on the narrowboat Adagio – liveaboards from October 2015. "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." (Mark Twain)” firstname.lastname@example.org
Things look like they’re getting back to normal but …
Compare the two photos of the weir below Netham Lock – over a month ago, the weir was completely submerged, now it looks like a trickle. The lock was open to through traffic but with the locks above it still closed … traffic there is none. Fingers crossed for 2 weeks time.
Well, a good week so far … we have both completed the Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate course, in Bath – thanks to Richard Warren of the K&A Canal Boat Co. A grand day out in Bath on Saturday. Sunday saw us back on t’boat in t’sunshine for some wood sanding and vanishing – in the glorious sunshine.
Monday saw Steve back on board for a final coating of varnish.
Tuesday – a flying visit to Devizes Marina (with Rob & Rusty) gave us the good news that they will have a berth for us April -September – hurrah!
The K&A is almost back to normal – with only the first section (Hanham to Saltford) still closed … . 3 weeks to go to the maiden cruise . .
Saw a narrowboat, put in an offer and were accepted . .
So, the blog (re) starts for Adagio!
Explore, dream, discover
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” (Mark Twain)
Thanks to the Bristolian Backpacker for alerting us to that quote. Though we didn’t mean to take it quite so literally