Saturday, November 28, 2015

Changed plans

No chance now of moving Moore to Life to Cropredy marina before Christmas.

Canal and River Trust have changed their stoppage plans.  Originally 3 locks were having work done in November/ December.  We had a plan to get through early in December. Originally there was a 3 day open gap. But now as one lock opens the next closes on the same day!

We hope to get up to Oxford Narrowboats next Friday and stay over the weekend.  Taking a car load of our stuff to make Moore to Life our second home.

I have just read the latest Boater's Update from CART.  It seems to say that you can stay for up to 14 days without a permit!  You only need the permit if you plan to stay longer.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Moorings for Christmas?

We saw that these winter moorings were empty at Lower Heyford.  Not much extra income there for CART!

Ann made the cake and several puddings for next month!

Friday, November 13, 2015

C R T Elections ?

I have done my duty and voted. Before voting I was able to read about all the candidates in the various groups.

However I was only able to vote for the private candidates.  There were eight of them.  I had to put them in order of preference.  Stella Ridgway is supported by NABO.  I know of Andrew Tidy who wanted to be elected last time but he was not in the private list.

We must now wait and see if things improve or not over the next few years.

Our next boat is in the process of being painted, renamed and refitted.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

The next boat for us

We went to see the boat this week at Oxford Narrowboats.  Only the second viewing, we like it and are committed.  Some work to be done to make it ours.
 We are to name her Moore to Life.  Note the 'to' rather  than '2'.  It is back to the name of our previous boat as '3' is not right!  When we started boating we never imagined that we would have possessed so many.  Our first was shared with with friends and used at weekends and holidays a long time ago.  So that is a total of four since the 1990's!