A life on the ocean wave – first impressions #narrowboat #england

I am still in the low-rise tenement of the marina for the moment, but this is the new view from my pointy-end (since turning the Cardinal around, more of which later…). Should you ever live in close proximity to a couple of swans do not be fooled. They are miserable, foul-tempered things that leave squidgy-green…

Maiden Voyage Day 2 – mooring in a very cross wind #narrowboat

Look lively there lad, splice the funnel bunting and run up the rudder snodgrobbets! Swab those thingummies and sing me something by Rod Stewart. [And other nautical cat-calls oft heard these days in the vicinity of┬áCardinal Wolsey.] So. There I was, moored gently alongside The Olde Barbridge Inn, still full of ale and warm calories,…