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Clarence Dock, Leeds

This is the mooring we’ve staying on in Leeds over winter. Ours is the blue narrowboat with the cream roof, second from the left, between a dutch barge and a tug. Just outside our door is Mumtaz restaurant, which does superb Pakistani food. Continue reading

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Arrived at Leeds winter mooring, at last

Finally made it back to Leeds, Clarence Dock, the Royal Armouries and our winter mooring. We would have been here six weeks ago if it hadn’t been for the canal freezing over, so it’s great to finally arrive, tie up the boat, connect to the electric point and relax. This will be our home for the next few months. Continue reading

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Winter mooring at Clarence Dock

Alisha and I have decided to buy a winter mooring in Clarence Dock. This will make life easier for the next four months. We’ll have a base and won’t need to keep cruising the canals looking for the next mooring. Currently Leeds is a ghost town for boats but maybe when spring comes it’ll be busy with boats again. Until then, we’ll take a break from travelling and relax for a while. Continue reading

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Moored outside Hampton Court

How’s this for a pretty fine spot for our first night on the Thames, moored outside the gates of Hampton Court? In the evening we were mobbed by hungry birds: it’s the coots I feel sorry for. Continue reading

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Moor in the breach than in the observance

Congratulations to British Waterways (and their chap called Matthew) for being especially busy the last few weekends putting notices on boats for licence evasion and mooring offences. I, like many boaters, applaud that you’re policing the canal system so vigorously. … Continue reading

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The cost of mooring

On the canals, if you choose to continuously cruise, you can stay almost anywhere for free for up to two weeks at a time. On the Thames it’s very different. There are occasional free public mooring places but they are … Continue reading

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