Monday 20 December 2010

Like rats….

we have abandoned ship!! Last month we finally admitted to ourselves and each other that we are wimps, and that living on the boat in the winter is not for us! To that end we have rented a cottage near Northampton, taken our furniture out of storage and set up home ‘on the bank’ again. We are not selling up however, and will do extended cruising in the spring, summer and autumn, and tuck ourselves up for the winter.

We take our hats off to all our brave friends who are still ‘continuously cruising stuck in the ice’, struggling to fill water tanks, empty loos and get fuel for engines and stoves, and hope you won’t think too badly of us for throwing in the towel.

The blog will resume with some photos of our new environs just as soon as I find the camera!



  1. Don't worry, if the proper continuous cruisers shun you, then you'll be welcome in the part-time boater's club with us :-)

    We're tucked up in our house just as well Indigo Dream is trapped in ice in Limehouse Marina (all boat movement prohibited in case we scratch the tupperware boats) so we're going to have to cart diesel in to the pontoon by jerry can soon!

    Keep warm.

    Sue, nb Indigo Dream

  2. A man/woman has to do what a man/woman has to do!! Take care and have a great Christmas - hope to meet up with you both when you're back on the cut! Best regards, Carol and George

  3. Sounds sensible to me, don't feel too bad, I think there is a long way to go this winter and if this keeps your passion for boating alive then it is the best decision,

    Take care

    Nev (NB Waterlily)

  4. Thanks everyone, for your support. We will look forward to our cruising even more now.

  5. Merry Christmas to you both. have a wonderful festive time.
    Everyone has to do what is best for them. We are nice and snig on the boat, but we have the luxury of having a hold full of coal.
    Have a lovely time and we may see you out and about in 2011. xx


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