Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Sunday, 23 January 2011

A Day Out

Yesterday we enjoyed a visit to Tacet and a cruise through Blisworth Tunnel to Stoke Bruerne where we turned around and headed back through the tunnel and up to Gayton where we could use the services and turn around again before heading back to the mooring at Blisworth Tunnel Boats. How lovely to be out on the boat again. Everything was fine on board and the engine started up well. Although cold, there was some sunshine, only saw a couple of other boats on the move, but it was just great to be there! Can't wait for April!
Today it's back to clearing papers and cupboards, more trips to the dump and the charity shops next week.
We have a family coming to see the house with a view to rent on Tuesday.

Friday, 14 January 2011


This week I have been sorting out boxes with letters, cards, diaries, photos, school reports and certificates.  All those keepsakes that bring back memories of times past. There have been many smiles, along with some tears as we have been reminded of friends, family and the funny things our children have done and said, enjoying the pictures and messages they have given us over the years. Now they have been organised and quite a bit recycled (gulp) and are ready to be stored.
Have a good weekend

Sunday, 9 January 2011

1st post!

Welcome to our blog.
Ian and I have dreamed about owning and living on a narrow boat for a number of years. Last year we decided that it was time to step out and make those dreams a reality. So in January 2010 we started to look for a boat, we had already drawn up a wish-list and we quickly found Tacet. We bought her in February, so we have had time to try her out and we haven't changed our minds.
Ian has been wnding down his business and last week I resigned from my job. It is starting to feel more real now! The plan is to set off in April.
Thank you for reading this first entry as we share our plans and get ready to leave the bank. We have mixed feelings at the moment, excitement, anxiety, liberation, frustration, release. In lots of ways it's great to be letting go of all the things that have been taking up so much time and energy. But there is a lot to do to get there.