Journals

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2017 Sadly, our boat was sold in July 2017 to friends Vince and Jackie. We wish them all the best and hope that they enjoy their journeys in “Hyskeir”, just as we have over the past 8 years.
2016 Unfortunately, and for a variety of reasons, we didn’t do any trips this year, other than moving the boat in the Spring from Barton Marina, Burton to Kings Orchard Marina, Huddlesford, Nr Lichfield.
2015 Coming soon…
2014 Summer. To the Braunston Historic Narrow Boat rally 2014, the Grand Union and Stratford canals to Birmingham, the B’ham/Worcester canal to Droitwich, the River Severn to Stourport, the Staffs/Worcs canal to Gt Haywood, and finally the Trent & Mersey canal back to Barton.
2013 Summer To London and back via the Grand Union, the tidal and non-tidal Thames, the Oxford Canal,  including the Braunston Historical Boats Gathering, the IWA Festival at Cassiobury Park and the Huddlesford Heritage Gathering.
2013 Winter & Spring Winter/Spring
2012 Autumn Coventry canal to Grendon and return.  Blacking of hull at Shobnall etc
2012 Summer Burton to Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival (the long way round via the Rivers Severn and Avon) and return.
2012 Spring General items over winter and spring 2012.
2011 Autumn To Braunston and back, via the Trent & Mersey, Coventry and Oxford canals.
2011 Spring/Summer Journey to Bugsworth Basin on the Peak Forest Canal to attend the Gardner engine rally via the Trent & Mersey and the Macclesfield canals.  Then return via the Peak Forest, Ashton, Rochdale, Bridgewater, (Anderton & River Weaver) Middlewich, Shropshire Union, Staffs & Worcester and finally the Trent & Mersey canals.
2011 Winter/Spring General Maintenance.  Also a car trip to Ellesmere Port to see the gathering of historic boats at Easter.

Preparation for our trip to the Gardner Engine Rally at Bugsworth Basin

2010 Autumn The intention was to go to Llangollen but we had to abort the cruise en route because we couldn’t get through the locks at Hurleston Junction.  Instead we went to Chester and the Anderton Lift via the Trent & Mersey, the Staffs & Worcester, the Shropshire Union and the Middlewich canals.
2010 Summer This was a trip along the Trent & Mersey Canal, the River Trent to Torksey Lock, the Fossdyke Navigation to Lincoln, and the River Witham to Boston.
2010 Spring Miscellaneous
2009 This includes a trip round the Leicester Ring to the IWA Festival via the Trent & Mersey, the Trent and Soar, Grand Union, Stratford, Birmingham Fazeley and Coventry canals
2006-9 The Build The history and build of the boat.