21 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – bullrushes/bacon/bow-wow, up the Ant, wild mooring

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1. I want to touch a bullrush – an almost compulsive desire – but they’re too far into the lake on the other side of the bank. Next time. 1b. Good smoky bacon. 1c. A bow-wow: the same springer we saw in Acle yesterday is still super excited about being on a boat. 2. The […]

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20 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – floating, down to Acle, lunch & dog, silliness, St Benet’s again

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0. This happened a few times – from the first hour we were on the boat to nearly the last, but I record it today – walking towards the back of the boat while it’s moving: feeling like I’m floating, hanging in one spot in space. 1. John does his physical daily exercises while I […]

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19 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – grove/warm, along the Bure, at St Benet’s, birdwatching at sunset

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1. A grove of trees – such a pretty route to the bins. 1b. It’s still fairly early (for us!) but warm enough that I have to shed my hoodie for my water-filling chores. 2. The river is much quieter as we go through Horning than it was on our journey to Salhouse on Sunday. […]

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18 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – boat/bow/taxi, Norwich castle & town, dog/broad

1. The boat isn’t quite as cold as the day before. 1b. Breakfast on the bow. 1c. I use a strip of kitchen roll to measure the distance and we decide that it’ll be all together easier – and not that expensive – to get a taxi the whole way. The chatty driver does himself […]

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17 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – morning & ducks, boats & houses, a village & a broad, pub & duck & still

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1. My glass of water is the good kind of cold. 1b. The soft light of morning. 1c. A trio of ducks visit – do they want a cup of tea too? I open the bedroom curtains just as one of them walks along the side of the boat. A few minutes later, a boat […]

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16 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – practise/birds/village, How Hill/bridge/landmarks, mooring/reading/home cooked/silence/lights

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1. The other boats disappear while we’re having breakfast so we can take our time to practise again and again. We both have hard skills to learn. 1b. A family of ducks swims by in our path. A swan plays chicken with us then turns and follows in our wake. Swifts dive and swirl all […]

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