Leaving the UK; Night ferry to CalaisSeptember 24 in France ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C
After 8 weeks in Britain we've taken a night ferry to Calais and recommenced our continental wanderings. The 1am P&O crossing is cheaper than its daytime equivalent and a good option considering we are tightening our belts a little. During the visit home we met with Cain Narrowboats in Hull and reserved a slot for a custom built boat that should be ready for us to move into by May 2023! It's a long way off and there are many sights to see in the meantime, but we are very excited about it.
As always, we enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Thank you to everyone we saw for making us so welcome and apologies to those we didn't make arrangements to visit. We'll hopefully see you next time!
Some highlights of our trip included celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary by returning to Lake Bala in Wales where we got married on the shore. We renewed our vows before taking the canoe on what turned out to be a gruelling but exciting paddle, in winds up to Force 5!
Other watery adventures included taking the helm of Vicky's Dad's boat off the beautiful Northumberland coastline and the tiller of our friend Jenny's narrowboat on the Kennet and Avon canal.
Vicky (whose health has improved massively with medication) indulged in some jumping practice at Townfoot Stables near Alnwick and last but not least, Martha Motorhome got an MOT, full service, new front tyres and brake pads at our old garage in Dudley as well as some TLC during our stay at Riverside Gardens campsite in Nottinghamshire. With Switzerland in our sights, she's as ready to hit the road as we are!Read more