Narrowboat AREandARE

From the 2009 & 2010 tantalising tales, traumas and stunning photographs of Barry (photographer) and Sandra (writer) from New Zealand aboard NB 'Northern Pride', to the stories of their 2013 return journey, purchase of 'AREandARE', progress on sustaining their live aboard continuous cruiser lifestyle, and Barry's quest to gain residency and 'Indefinite Leave to Remain' in UK ...

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Barry's choice of 'Ten Random Waterways Photographs' (part 1)

I thought I might keep the interest going by posting now and again ten different photographs from our trip at completely random places. I may or may not put where they were taken. All of them will be colour corrected and possibly retouched, and form part of our photo library (from where the prints may be purchased if you're interested).

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 P1020118A-15x10H-16x9-Double-Mat British Waterways working boats 'Leo' and 'Scorpio' on the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal near Wolverhampton

P1020385-15x10H-16x9-Double-Mat Stourport Basin on the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal near the junction with the River Severn

P1040278A-15x10H-4x3-Double-Mat Barrel-roof lock cottage on the Stratford Canal


Colourful working boats 'Clover' and 'Fazeley' moored on the Upper Oxford Canal


 A flock of swans along the River Withan in the centre of Lincoln


Summer cruising past the mill at Low Bradley, on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal


Housing development at the junction of Birmingham Main Line to the left, and the Sherbourne Arm to the right


Tranquil moorings on meadows close to Stafford, on the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal


 Permanent moorers beside Radlett Power Station on the River Ouse


Old working boat 'Harold Turpin' permanently moored on display at Enfield Basin

I hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as I took pleasure in being there and taking them.  More to follow soon ...


  1. Sandra and Barry
    These are beautiful and timeless shots. I miss having you guys around - I have even started brewing my own beer but havn't graduated to the still yet!

  2. Amazing pictures as always Sandra and Barry, Pity you can't sell them as postcards and pictures. Really lovely to see them. Hope you are both well, Best Wishes Doug x

  3. Hey Andy, we miss being there too! Hope the beer is going well, Barry's busily brewing downstairs as I type!
    Doug - you CAN buy these and hundreds more as prints, or there's a selecton of postcards and greetings cards too on - link on the post and the blog! No excuses now then, lol!
    Elly and Mick - thank you :-)

  4. Beautiful pictures, look like they where painted in oil over weeks instead of an inspirational instant. This is not a put down, painters have lots of time to "correct" the image, photographers do not! Well done, sir!
    Mike in Garnet, Ontario, operator of Garnet's slowest Triumph, 1956 TRW.