Just received my copy of the November issue of Waterways World, and very pleased to see the lead letter in the Waterlines section was about my article on our ex-hire boat purchase. The letter was from David and Karen Hesbrook of narrowboat Belle.
We have an article about us buying Floydtilla/Chloe in Waterways World October 2021 issue. So please head to your local news agent and pickup a copy.
Our article is on pages 64-66, we hope you enjoy it.
We have come up to the boat for a few days, I have some boat work to complete, we are fitting a battery monitor, but more on that in a later post as I also wanted to touch up the paint from the few scrapes we have had over the summer.
While I have worked on the boat Sonia and Mary have been on a trip by train to Birmingham New Street Station and the Bull Ring Shopping centre, for both of them on the train was about £12.50 off peak return, much simpler than driving and trying to find parking.
They also tried the Droitwich Lido an open air pool, which is a rarity these days, when I was young we had one in Camberley, but it was very run down and soon closed, but it seems the Droitwich Lido is a bit of a find, very clean and tidy, I am sure we will be back and bringing the grand kids.
My thanks also goes to the very helpful Facebook group “Droitwich Spa Marina Friendly Forum“. A quick post as I needed a hole cutter, and within the hour I had two offers of one on loan. Thanks to the owners of NB Cedrik, it was a tool my wife was very pleased I did not have to buy.
I could not resist buying a brass plaque after we completed the Avon Ring. I ordered it from The Canal Shop Company, and it arrived about 5 days later.
It cost £11.83 including shipping and VAT.
Not sure where we are going to put it yet, but probably on the stern doors.
We have our article coming out in Waterways World October 2021 issue, out in the shops August 27th.