What a rich adventure I have had, not least because of all the lovely people that have joined me, for an hour or a month!
My sister Mary who joined me for March. We navigated the first stretch of the Thames together, along with the heavy and stiff locks on the Kennet and Avon canal.
My first cousin, once removed, Wendy, and her friend Dan. They joined Mary and I for a couple of hours in Reading.
Suzie and David’s son Jamie and his wife Helen with their son Robin stepped onto the boat for very short visits in Bath. I visited them at their home in Frome, pronounced Froom!
Jane was on board for the return trip along the Kennet and Avon and the second stretch on the Thames.
Then came cousins, from the Oakden branch of the family, Mums sister’s children.
Karen broke her leg while skiing in January and lost her walking stick in the canal. We could not recover it. Here she is holding her temporary walking aid, a glove and apron over a stick.
We had a mini family reunion in Banbury, the Manns and Oakdens.
From left to right, Jim with Mary, Ann and brother Charlie, and Cathy.
Next were my Hastings neighbours, Martin and Daniel, and my cousin John from Dad’s side of the family.
Julia and Carla
Derek and Wendy, friends of Sally’s came for a few days, along with Sally, then Derek came back by himself to get more of a taste of narrowboating.