Lisson Grove – Regents Canal
It has been nearly a year since I last posted. Did not really expect to be posting at all. Thought my canal days were over! (We sold Shangri La in 2018). Well maybe not!
Given the situation in SA, Karen and I are relocating back to UK.
And here are the last of these interesting boats we have seen – this time mostly the rather deadbeat and derelict ones in France!
Interesting colour scheme
Saw this one somewhere in the Netherlands. Would love to know what inspired this colour scheme!
Deadbeat-boat on C de Roanne-a Digoin
Here are a few more pics of funny and/or interesting boats we have seen on our boating travels on the inland waterways through Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Antwerp – Willemdok Havenmeester
This was a one off – in Antwerp the Harbour Master, complete with white uniform and stripes meets al…
So here we are, well into May. Normally by now I would have
done masses of route planning and have our 3 months cruising all set, as well
as wintering possibilities for the end of the year.
But Shangri La has a new owner and we are boatless!
I am a mixture of completely devastated and yet com…
What a season it was! Great from the point that we sold Shangri La to a good home, and that we achieved a reasonable price. Not so good from the cruising point of view.
Map with 2018 cruising route
With regards to the first point – when we bought Shangri La
at the end of 2012, I said that we …
Thursday 30th August to Monday 24th September
Part 2 – The sale of Shangri La
About a week after we left the boat in July (see South of France and Sojourn in England), I had a message from the H2O broker that we already had an offer on Shangri La, obviously subject to survey, which I then ac…
“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” … as the Water Rat said to the Mole in “Wind in the Willows”. And how right he was! I hope I can share the pleasures of boating by recording the trips myself and my wife Karen have taken on the journey to actually buying our boat, and now on our very own Dutch Steel Motor Cruiser, Shangri-La 2.
This blog is an online journal of my various boating activities that have happened over the last few years, from the numerous boating holidays we have taken, some interesting work related events and the journey to buying our own boat