the voyage of friendship 14 - now - June 8, 2023I survived cancer and my brush with serious illness helped me realise what’s really important to me. I now live with my husband, Ewan, as a continual cruiser.
the voyage of friendship 13 - I make it back home - June 8, 2023I arrived this afternoon, back in Newbury where Therapy lives, and I'm now safely back at Iveagh Cottage. Our first lambs have already been born and I've been over in the lambing shed already to feed the first orphans.
In the morning, Tracey helped me take Therapy further on to fill up at the water point, which was just past a turning place. We cruised on hopefully upstream but didn’t find another place to turn before reaching a lock we couldn't go through...
the voyage of friendship 11 - basingstoke canal - June 7, 2023On Wednesday morning John and Jill, friends from Scotland met me at Guildford station and became the next crewmembers. John, like most men who take the tiller, quickly learned to control the steering.
Hi family and friends, After taking a week off from my adventures for an amazing holiday in Iceland, I've now returned to the river Wey where I left Therapy, my floating home. Now, after nearly 3 months aboard, she really does feel like home.
Ewan had to go back home, but it was now half term holiday and my next guests, my grandchildren, Mary, 8 and George, 6 joined me the next afternoon. Oh yes, and their parents Katy and Mark too. That evening we moored on a small island in the middle of the huge river, that we had to ourselves; it was such fun.
the voyage of friendship 8 - to limehouse and back - June 6, 2023Sally Kershaw continues with her Voyage of Friendship, passing through Camden Lock and on to Limehouse Basin. As usual she has several friends joining her!
the voyage of friendship 7 - I make it to london - June 6, 2023I won't keep you in suspense any more - yes of course I made it to London and I'm sitting writing to you from my cosy boat, moored in Primrose Hill near Regents Park. Nevertheless, a heartfelt thank you to Chantal who offered to come and get me from a cold dark bridge in Watford!
the voyage of friendship 6 - brotherly love - March 8, 2023In this section of the Voyage of Friendship, Sally Kershaw is joined by three of her brothers as she travels from Simpson towards Watford. They battle on through ice and snow...
the voyage of friendship 5a - milton keynes - March 8, 2023When I was a small person in a village primary school, my class was told that the area where we lived in North Bucks, was to be built into a new and very modern city called Milton Keynes.
the voyage of friendship 5 - tunnels and locks - March 6, 2023Sally Kershaw continues her Voyage of Friendship with her brother Bob, this time travelling from Milton Keynes to Yardley Gobion. The journey takes Sally and Bob through the Blisworth tunnel.
the voyage of friendship 4 - the oxford canal - December 2, 2022In her fourth letter to friends and family, Sally Kershaw's voyage of friendship takes her to the Oxford Canal where she is joined by Helen and daughter Alice...
the voyage of friendship 3 - a new year - November 7, 2022In her voyage of friendship, Sally returns to her boat on the Thames with her son Stephen and his family. The pair struggle through red river warnings to reach the safety of the Oxford Canal.
the voyage of friendship 2 - home for christmas - October 7, 2022Hello Friends and family, The voyage continued well last week, and I enjoyed my first night spent alone aboard "Therapy", moored in a sheltered spot between Pangbourne and Beale Park.
the voyage of friendship 1 - early days - September 29, 2022Ewan, Bunty (our puppy) and I left Newbury on Friday morning aboard Therapy, the narrowboat that will be home for me for the next 3 months.
the voyage of friendship - introduction - September 12, 2022This is a true story. No names have been changed to protect people and the places in the story are completely factual. It was written at the time it happened. In 2013 I was diagnosed with an aggressive and advanced cancer.
where do boaters go for their holidays? - July 27, 2022Sally Kershaw outlines the attraction of a bothy holiday for boaters who crave higher land & untamed places. Bothies are basic shelters in wild, remote places.