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Clive & Melanie Morris - Narrowboat Folkies



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August 31st 2011 - Ellesmere, Shropshire

Posted by clivenmel on 3 September, 2011 at 10:50

Well we have had a very busy August what with one thing and another, travelled quite a distance, met up with lots of old friends and family and seen some amazing sights! So I am afraid this could turn into War and Peace!


We left Market Drayton on Saturday August 6th and continued our journey up the Shroppie, and soon arrived at the Adderley flight of five locks.  A new farm shop, which I had seen advertised in Drayton, has opened adjacent to Lock 1 selling bread, ...

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August 5th 2011 - Market Drayton

Posted by clivenmel on 5 August, 2011 at 14:50

Well it’s been a month since the last blog and a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then – excuse the pun! 


After Loughborough we resumed our cruise along the River Soar heading for Nottingham.  We spent the next night moored just before Redhill Lock, lulled to sleep by the sound of planes flying overhead, taking off and coming into land, presumably at The Robin Hood Airport, Nottingham!  The following morning we went through the Redh...

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July 2nd 2011 - Loughborough

Posted by clivenmel on 7 July, 2011 at 7:13

Clive set off before I was even dressed on Friday morning, I was just finishing my breakfast, in my pyjamas, when I heard him call out hello to somebody as we were passing a moored boat!  He then shouted down to me, its Locksley!  I gulped the last mouthful of cereal and hurriedly got dressed, I was just in time as Clive had already  pulled into the bank.  Sure enough there were Julia and Robin Lewis of NB Locksley, the parents of one of my Burwell friends, Kate.  In ...

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June 23rd 2011 - just North of Husband's Bosworth, Leics.

Posted by clivenmel on 23 June, 2011 at 12:22

On our return from New Zealand we had booked a car for a week to enable us to do any necessary running about and also to make a trip up to Huddersfield to visit the family.  We headed up to Yorkshire on Friday May 13th and stayed until the Tuesday, it was great to see everybody again.  Clive’s mum was very relieved to see that her darling son hadn’t come to any harm whilst visiting foreign parts so very far away!


We had quite a lot to do to...

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May 12th 2011 - Cambridge

Posted by clivenmel on 16 June, 2011 at 11:14

Sincere apologies for the very long delay in posting this blog!  You will have guessed by now that we are finally back home in good old Blighty and since we got back there just hasn’t been time to sit down and blog, till now! So here goes!!


May 1st 2011 – Vicki and Ben arrived in New Zealand and Clive went and picked them up from the airport in the campervan.  I waited back at Lindsey’s cos there wasn’t really room for me in the van as...

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April 25th 2011 - The Coromandel

Posted by clivenmel on 25 April, 2011 at 18:36

Well I know I said I wasn’t going to do another blog until we got back home but I do actually have something worth blogging!  Some weeks back, whilst Clive and I were still travelling, he suggested that Lindsey and I have a weekend away in the campervan together and leave him at home to look after the dog!  We suggested this to Lindsey and she was definitely up for it.  She doesn’t get away very often so it was a very good opportunity.  Well we finally got arou...

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April 19th 2011 - Ness Valley

Posted by clivenmel on 19 April, 2011 at 7:37

Ok I have been totally shamed into doing another blog!  I have had snide and derogatory comments from various blogees wanting to know why I haven’t blogged for some time – sorry!


Well, where to start? We have been back at Lindsey’s now for several weeks, in fact I’m shocked to see how long it has been, almost a month!  What have we been up to…..?  Well first of all it was my birthday on April 4th and so on the 3rd we all wen...

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March 26th 2011 - Ness Valley, Auckland

Posted by clivenmel on 1 April, 2011 at 23:22

March 23rd 2011 - Awakeri Springs continued – We had a wonderful time soaking in the swimming pool sized spa pools last night.  The water was really hot!  For once I really wished there was a cooler one as the sun was really hot as well. Fortunately there was a canopy over the pool so were able to get out of the sun for short spells in between swimming. When we got out of the water we went to van and picked up our toiletries and headed off for the showers.  Now ...

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March 22nd 2011 - Awakeri Springs

Posted by clivenmel on 23 March, 2011 at 1:03

March 17th 2011 – Napier – We had a very lazy day at the campsite, it was very hot and sunny again!  We knew this because there was a Weather Rock at the campsite which forecasts the weather very accurately and today it told us it was sunny!


Very accurate weather forec...

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March 16th 2011- Napier

Posted by clivenmel on 16 March, 2011 at 20:25

March 11th 2011 – after a very peaceful night at White’s Bay we headed back up to the main highway and the route to Picton.  It didn’t take long to get there.  We parked the van and went for a strol around town, bought a few bits and bobs and stopped for a coffee at one of the café’s with a view over the sea and the marina – lovely!  The weather was absolutely amazing, blue sky and sunshine yet again!  We then drove up to Waikawa Bay, jus...

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