I guess that this blog is more of a reintroduction, So Hi, welcome aboard my name is Martyn and for the past most 3 years I have lived on a 35 foot narrowboat named Ezri.
We have together with help (me following learning and watching) traveled from Blue Water Marina Thorne in Doncaster to Castleford Junction. And in a second convoy made it to Dewsbury Junction. Where then single handedly I made it Sowerby Bridge to be joined by my Dad and brother as we when though Tuel Lane Lock. Then I headed to want I believed to be journey’s end but was in fact no place for anykind of boat so I turned around and headed backwards to Littleborough. Were we got stuck first by the winter flooding and then by someone leaving the lock gate open in center of Rochdale which put Ezri on the bottom of the canal for two day’s.
But with my Dad’s help in the end we made it into Manchester, spending three weeks in the center of the city until making our way on to the Peak Forest and finding a “home” mooring, And so at the start of January last year my Dad and I set out on 100 mile round trip passing though Macclesfield, Congleton, Middlewich, finally Northwich, the Anderton Boat Lift and a little trip on the River Weaver. Ending in December back at “home”
A more detailed description and reflections of the journey and adventures from the very start can be found dotted around the whole of this blog as well as some links to the videos I took at the time.
Well that’s to cut down simple version of the Ezri Narrowboat story and it misses out all kinds of things like the people who helped me on those few days, the place I have seen, a myriad of wonderful things, and I still finding out and learning and I hope you can join me and Ezri as we discovery together.
I don’t do the whole YouTube thing when and if I do the videos I upload are just raw five/ten minute things just as the world was at that place and time. I like to write and if that’s your thing please take a look at the rest of the blog. I think that covers about everything. But for now thank you for reading and see all soon.