Today we have been living aboard for a whole year and we have enjoyed every bit of it. Even when we were iced in at Braunston overwinter for several weeks. We liked the Oxford Canal and have been down it twice already to meet up with several friends who moor along it. Although our first trip was to Market Harborough, via Foxton, then up to Braunston onto the Grand Union as far as Cowroast. We also went in the other direction to Coventry via Hillmorton and Rugby. Down to Stratford on Avon and then we went fairly quickly with the flow of the River Avon, onto the Severn onto the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. We have met up with most of our friends and family, and made many new friends during the year too.
The sad part was that our little dog Sam didn’t quite make it onto the boat and expired on our launch day at the age of 16. He was a rescue dog and the vet thought that he was about a year old when we had him. He was a brilliant lively little character who throughout his life always thought he was a puppy.