Let Us Sit Upon The Ground, And tell…

Let us sit upon the ground, and tell sad stories of the death of kings. Or so says William Shakespeare in Richard II, well he got it half right. In the last few weeks I have noticed the views on things I have been writing have gone up, so I guess, what I do here…

NarrowBoat Ezri – Boat Safety.

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting a lot about Ezri the last past was the 4 July and now this one is the 21 July. Well there has been a lot of running around getting things worked out and planning. And I kind of go quiet when I doing something like this…

NarrowBoat Ezri – GNDN or Wind in The Willows.

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows. It’s kind of a goes nowhere does nothing (GNDN) blog, the last official Ezri post was into the blue, talking about painting the rails…

NarrowBoat Ezri – Into The Blue

Today I spent the day laying across Ezri’s rooftop with a small tin of blue paint and brush, beginning paint the hatch top, the runners and her hand/rope rails. Ezri is a dark blue and the idea is that I will highlight what I call her moving parts with a lighter blue, so people can…

NarrowBoat Ezri – Rambling On

Having a little bit of spare time last week, I went on a bit of a ramble something it enjoy doing, building a mental map of area. Leaving Ezri around Furness Vale I headed towards back along the canal to Marple Locks, for a better look around as it hard to see when passing them…

Narrowboat Ezri – How Things Work Maybe ?

With the 2017/18 football season drawing to its close, there two games left, one Sunday the other middle of the following week. That means a little more cruising, further down the Macclesfield and back on to the Trent and Mersey, but and I still going have to make sure I am in walk distance to…

Narrowboat Ezri – Hello And Welcome Back

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…

Narrowboat Ezri- The Butterfly Affect

The last few months have been some want of a hibernation, at the end of last year me, dad and Ezri had done around trip of a 100 miles from Bugsworth Basin to the Anderton Boat Lift and back again. However Ezri didn’t end the journey without a few bumps and bruises. a mooring rope…

Narrowboat Ezri- So What Are We Going To Now.

First off sorry for not having something out last week but over the holidays I very unwell and work also played its part. And to be totally truthful I don’t really have anything set in stone, Towards the end of last year a few things happened on the way back to our winter/home mooring which…

Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure -The Voyage ‘Home’ 

Unlike the other story I know, this one doesn’t have any humpback whales, clocked starship or swing around the sun time travel, but what it does have is four swing bridges, low laying fog and one almost fall. But really in all  seriousness, Ezri is once again back at her home mooring and in a…