Wednesday 27 November 2013


There's me saying I'll update this regularly.  Right, at the moment I'm in Wolverton.  Heading towards Tring is the plan at the moment and see what happens after that . There's a definife chill in the air now it's late November and quite often I'm the only boat moving.  Plenty of smoking chimneys though ......

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Domestic Day

  • Today has been a day of cleaning, tidying and wood chopping.  My indoor wood supply, drying by the fire was severely depleted so I raided the top box and had an enjoyable time with axe and hatchet!  Much more fun than the cleaning.  : ]

Monday 18 November 2013


Well, the bottom half of the boat is now nice and shiny.
Gunwales definitely need a coat or two of paint now. But not just yet.
Today, I'm heading to Weedon, lots of domestic stuff to be done. The usual cleaning
and tidying,  wood chopping. Oh what fun and excitement!

Friday 15 November 2013


Phone call this morning ..... boat is blacked, back in the water and floating(always a good thing).
I shall collect tomorrow and set off, heading south on the G.U.

Thursday 14 November 2013

No News

Still waiting on the 'come and get yer bote' call. But I'm happy I didn't get the ' yer bote needs new anodes/new summat else' call!

No news is definitely good news!

Monday 11 November 2013

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

Saturday 9 November 2013


Yesterday, the boat went in for blacking at Weltonfield Narrowboats near Daventry. I am at present in Lincoln, staying with my girlfriend until the boat is finished.

Monday 4 November 2013

First Post Of The New Blog

Welcome to the new and hopefully last blog I'll have to start.
Some of you may know me as Bert the Gnome. I've had a couple of previous blogs vanish on me.

The story so far is that how May 2013 the house sold and I bought a sixty foot narrowboat.
Since moving on board, it has been a very steep learning curve. As I've been getting used to life aboard, I've travelled a fair bit. Brum, Warwick, Foxton and down the G.U. and back aefew times. The boat goes in for blacking this coming Friday so I'm heading to Welton Hythe in plenty of time.

Mishaps along the way have included cooking my inverter and flooding the bedroom!
Such is life.

More to follow soon. Updates should be regular as I got me a snazzy new phone today, so now I've got no excuse. 

Until the next time ........