There and Back Again: A Narrowboat Zero Gravity Adventure


(SAXON) – Right, so how are you doing?
(EMMA) – I’ve had butterflies all day but they seem to have subsided. Basically, we’re going on a journey to
get our gas installed and it’s gonna take us about three days to get there –
we’re not quite sure yet. (EMMA) – Of course it’s raining…
(SAXON) – Of course!
(EMMA) – I’ve been really nervous
cuz we haven’t had the engine (EMMA)- we haven’t – we ran the engine a
couple of days ago. . d we haven’t (EMMA)- We haven’t actually been out of here for a couple of years – (SAXON) Three. It’s three years. We’ve checked the fuel and there’s no sign of diesel bug, so fingers crossed… I felt a lot better after checking the
fuel – basically, because this marina is on a river – quite a fast powerful
river – it’s always a bit nerve-wracking going out…
(SAXON) – It’ll be fine! (EMMA) I just don’t want the engine
to stall on the river. (SAXON) – It’ll be fine!
(EMMA) Once we’re through
this stretch I’ll be fine. (SAXON) We’ve only got about two hours to do today so it all should go fairly smoothly. (EMMA): – *quietly* Yeah! Okay, we’re underway and and it feels it
feels nice, but it feels very very odd to actually be be in motion. Have a look at this! (SAXON): How are you doing? I’m nervous. Engine sounds fine, but… you know… Anything could happen! (*laughs*) (SAXON): Confidence! (SAXON): They’re really hassling us now. (EMMA): Oh my God! (SAXON): Whoah! Are they getting violent? I – I think that adult swan is begging! (SAXON): Okay, so how are you feeling about the fact that we just we just moored and like got one bit done? Well, the river was absolutely fine, completely uneventful, lovely. We did the two locks that we needed to to get here. It was five o’clock when we left the first lock – it’s now six forty. (SAXON) Yeah, we had a bit of a nightmare mooring here… (SAXON): It wasn’t nice. I reckon we might have spent forty minutes of that trying to moor up! (*laughs*) (SAXON): It’s all fine! Yeah, I wondered why not
many boats moored down this bit of the stretch, why they’re all further up, and it seems to
be because the bank is full of stones that have sort of tumbled down, and and we kept getting
stuck – and – trying to move it a bit and trying to pull and nothing was happening… (SAXON): No fun. Yeah, but I don’t think we can moor further up because there seems to
be a lot of construction going on up there. Yeah, I don’t want to go
down there and then get stuck and then have to go all the way up and turn around.
(SAXON): Yeah, not doing that. Yeah, so we’ll just cope down here. We’re a little bit away from the bank but not too far. (SAXON): And now we eat! Thank God! I’m *so* hungry! (SAXON) – Okay, this is the point where I actually need to start sounding intelligible. It’s 8 o’clock in the morning. It’s 8 o’clock on Tuesday morning, and – Ooh, and there’s a boat going past! Well, that was unexpected. This is one of the many unexpected things about the boat not being where it normally is,
which is taking some getting used to. Yeah, we’re hoping… I’ve already had a
little bit of breakfast. We’ll be having some scrambled eggs in a minute, We’re hoping to be able to get ready to
go fairly soon – maybe a little after 9:00. Probably a little bit later
than that, depending on how things go but because we’ve got a fair amount to do
today. It actually occurred to me that one detail we haven’t sort of explained yet
is that we’re doing this journey without electricity and we’re also kind of doing
this journey without full-scale plumbing. We do – the sinks are in, so we have a way of getting rid of water but none of the taps actually work yet, so we’re having
to basically just bring all the water with us. We’ll be stopping
off at a marina today so we’ll be refilling a lot of the water bottles
we’ve got and… yeah. It’s a three-day journey – no electricity and no plumbing! Excitement! But yeah – I slept okay last night – I was a bit up and down but
because we’re sleeping on an air bed so that’s fun Looking forward to eggs, and
looking forward to getting moving because today is the day… we need to get
a fair amount done. There’s a distance that we need to cover
today that it would be helpful because we don’t want to run into problems
tomorrow but… Yeah. And I don’t know if you can hear it but in the distance someone
is banging metal which is very nice for just after 8 o’clock. So, yeah – I think eggs, and then we’ll be getting into action fairly soon! (SAXON): So, I guess the important question is…
where are we? Zouch Lock! (SAXON):Why is it called Zouch Lock? I don’t know. There is an Ashby-de-la-Zouch but I
don’t know whether we’re near it. It was very grey when we were on
the Trent but it turned into a lovely sort of late afternoon evening. (SAXON): Yes, look at that sky! Look at that sky. It’s 7 o’clock now, so we’ve moored up, just in time before the Sun sets. We needed to push it as far as we could today because it’s a long journey and the Trent took longer than we hoped it would. It was faster the other way, when were going in the direction of the current! (*laughs*) But, yeah – this is where we hope to get to and we’ve managed to get here so I’m happy with that. (SAXON): Hurrah! It is the morning of Wednesday the 11th of September. Time is getting a
bit difficult to keep track of. We did not have as good a night’s sleep last night as we hoped. Both Emma and I are feeling not
wonderful this morning, it’s probably about
7.40-ish and we’ve got a lot to do today.
I was kind of hoping that Wednesday was gonna just be a be a relatively gentle
day where we would have gone most of the way and we’d only have maybe like three hours of travel to do or something.
We are not in that position because we pretty much have to do the amount of
travel we did yesterday and that was like nine hours so today is gonna be a
bit intense. Basically, ideally speaking, we want to be sort of next to the boatyard where the LPG install is being done tonight, so that the boat
handover can happen tomorrow morning, and there’s just an intimidating amount of distance between where we are now and
where we need to be. And it’s a rather bleak and windy day, just to make life even more exciting. Yeah, we’d forgotten how demanding this can be, especially because we haven’t really had a lot of opportunities to – well – there have been some enjoyable times in
the journey but also there’s very very much the sense of “we need to get here by
this point”, “we need to get here by this point”, and yeah I’m looking forward to
the journey back because we don’t have a time limit so we can basically take it at whatever speed, relatively speaking, we want to – even though we really don’t want to be
spending more nights sleeping on this damn airbed than we have to. So that’s the situation – I’ve no idea if we’ll actually have the opportunity to
film anything else today because it’s gonna be one of those days when the
priority is just getting the amount of travel done that we need to get done, and
everything else is just gonna have to wait. Hopefully I’ll be able to
do an update tonight and hopefully it’ll be like “we had a busy day and it was
intense but we got there in the end”. I guess we’ll see. oh hello so it’s it’s
about 11 hours since we set off how are you feeling pretty we’re gonna try and
do this over three days instead of two yes I’m on the way back because today
was absolutely exhausting it was too much turns out the river sore gets
really really twisty after left breath which which added it probably probably
doubled the amount of miles we had to go it was it’s just it’s ridiculous it’s
just like you know you turn your boat one way and then you have to turn it
another way and then turn it back and they were just parts where we were
worried about game around and you know tree branches in the river I mean
it was lovely it was this is the thing I mean that there was some absolutely
gorgeous scenery that we saw there but it was also a bit like wandering through
the jungle on a boat and every so often are just light light light had to sort
of wonder whether something was just gonna like loom out of the undergrowth
at us it was a difficult day yeah it was it was lovely and sunny most of the
afternoon the winds got quite high yes for a couple of hours which made doing
the river so particularly scary but it is it is but it’s just so pastoral yes
it was it was just it was a day with a lot because we went through a lot of
locks a lot so much which proved like really quite deep and scary yeah mostly
we just we just sort of I remember this from the boat holiday when you’re just
like when you’re just traveling intensely it’s like I don’t want to
travel like this when I’m on the boat I’d like to put along for a couple of
hours and find the next boring spot I’m not gonna do like 12-hour days yeah and
we had a fantastic time at the at the services we needed to use the Elson and
fill up with Phil like a billion water bottles with some more water but there’s
like there’s a code thing on there else on and the WC and it’s I mean to briefly
explain most canal services you have a specific key that you can use that
supposed to like sort of get you in everywhere if you’re one of the special
people who have the key we had the key and there was a code as well that nobody
told us yeah so well fortunately there was a boat a mod nearby and we went and
knocked on their boat and and they they actually had the code so that was that
was brilliant after a scary scary human it’s trying to figure out what to – I
guess we would have had to call canal and
at rest but when when you’re on a sort of a on a bit of a timer yeah we didn’t
want to be hanging around trying to get numbers and things yeah he had a full
loop yes was very fall so yeah yeah yeah that was that was a hairy moment and
then the the basin at Loughborough I was too nervous to try and turn around in it
because there were it was quite tightly packed with boats and it’s not very big
and and so I ended up having to reverse out and up about what 50 yards it was
more my oops away and there’s like a junction that turns off from where the
baseness and that was the least whenever just you know wandering because you
don’t have steering when you’re going backwards so we were just wandering back
and forth we canal yes going on all the places where you don’t want to take your
boat where there’s all sort of reeds and we have relation but we made it and
tomorrow morning we hand over the boat and everything will be fine and then we
have to do it again backwards and that is where the record of our journey to
thermos turn ends Thursday morning was basically a bit tense and fully focused
on just getting to the boatyard so we didn’t really have any time to film
but everything went fine we’ve got the boatyard we handed the boat over and
then we were able to just go and and rest the OPG install was being done by
an engineer called chris williams and he was brilliant all the way through the
process very helpful and we’d originally discussed possibly picking the boat up
the following day because he’d actually said that the install was probably only
gonna take about two days and so we took a thought right we could
pick it up on Friday the 13th and start the journey back we’re so glad we didn’t
do that because we were exhausted all that intense traveling are combined with
not getting fantastic sleep meant that we just basically came back and were
just so happy to say we’ll pick the boat up on the Monday and yeah so that’s what
we did we had a weekend where we were able to catch our breath and then we
were dropped back at firmest and on Monday morning to pick the boat up how
to look at though the work that had been done were very very happy with it and
then it was just a matter of setting off and beginning the journey back to
Nottingham how are you doing I’m doing okay I’m
very hungry got to sort of wait until we’ve got a
point where we can stop and eat it so yeah we’ve got lots of lots happening in
a mile an hour yeah so it’s a bit bit difficult to
perhaps with food in heat we probably should have prepped some
food before we set off and get ahead surround that as we get a
bit more experienced yes we will and all the time and all the time are you have
another program so far yes it seems to be faster in this direction or maybe
that’s because we’re less stressed or but the river is flowing in this
direction so yeah it seems to be making a bit of a difference which is good also
we’re taking a day longer to come back than we did other way because it was a
little bit too stressful yeah it was it was a bit much it was two very long days
so yeah hopefully we’ll be able to more up by a mid afternoon this time where
are we aiming for well we’re hoping to stop at Barrow and saw because we need
to use the services there anyway it did look busy on the way down but as
will be arriving earlier we might might be able to get a space yeah what’s the
address yeah alright so what have we got here Oh God oh there
oh there so fine it’s all fine not scary in the
slightest oh my god scratches me carefully we let this ride back down
brake back on this is the other thing about these
locks there is this a ridiculous amount of clamoring around in high places okay right now Oh careful okay
check it check it nice okay bring you in a tiny bit one tank one more time and I’ve already given you
the windless haven’t I right
I’ll go push to the front fine okay okay let me scoop sorry thank you yeah boo bah it’s quarter to 6 and we have moored at
bear upon saw and it’s so nice we moored at 4 o’clock and we’ve had
like almost two hours of being able to do stuff and it’s still daylight and we
didn’t have this last week it was quite intense this is this is a nice change
yes yes yes I think we’re here earlier than before
you know I think we’re at the services for like past three or something oh yeah
yeah because it should be said that the services are like about 100 meters in
that direction as ice which is not bad it’s really civilized we can top up with
water tomorrow before we go anywhere how are you feeling about how it’s gone
I was I was stressed earlier because we’d had a sort of a stressful journey
down and but it’s it’s been nice and tranquil more dope got everything sorted
while it’s still light we don’t have to do any cooking or anything now so we
could actually go for a stroll yeah I guess I mean we are we’re gonna go for a
stroll on the Moen and one of the nice things about today is today has had a
lot of what I’m looking forward to about boat life because we’ve kind of had the
opportunity to properly enjoy it there wasn’t I mean God especially on like the
last main day that we did on the journey down it was so relentless because we
knew that there was there was up you know there was a point that we needed to
get to because we needed to do that hand over in the morning and it was just the
stuff towards the end of the of the final big day last week the stuff that
we did today is quite tough there’s like a there was like a sort of a two to
three hour stretch where we had four locks most of which were quite close
together and and honestly it was quite tiring just doing it this morning when
we were fresh and we hadn’t been like boating for two days so I’m not entirely
sure how we got through that on on our really really windy bit
oh talking about the YT bit size there’s a really really windy stretch between
Barrow and mainly Mont sorrel Locke but I’d know it goes on I don’t know perhaps
down to crossing t’en yeah the wine deenis there’s a lot of very extreme
turns to do that sort of like you’re having to do this with the tiller yeah
behind you obviously yeah but so yeah where we came down it was really windy
when we were doing it so we were sort of like we were getting butchered all over
well we were doing these bends and we almost crashed into someone he came
flying around this blind bad guy yes I remember that guy yeah that guy was not
stopping yeah and just like put is it a right panic and it’s sort of like I had
to fling it into reverse because otherwise we were just just come
straight into the side of him because he just came past so fast but today was
much better yes yes I mean I don’t I’m not really looking forward to doing like
burrow deep block I know it’s very deep block I know deep looks scare me it’s
okay it’s looks looks make me nervous I’m not used to locks yeah yeah it’s
okay we’ll get better yeah we’re doing okay and we’re gonna go and have a
stroll yes arise on an internet cafe and sweet shop
Oh fantastic rocket Oh careful before you go in I just I
just I just wanted to ask does it feel nice to have come back and find the boat
still here yes especially since we used pins fine we’re still here
Alice very nice tall yes and it’s been a much more positive experience today yeah
we went and had a little explore of Barra and found the coop as burrow is
very nice and has lots of really nice restaurants and pubs nice food in the
coop just come back and the sake I found this one’s being fed just offers it as
doesn’t dying babies okay and then we’ve randomly found a zoo in yes there are
busily all packers somewhere over there Shetland pony I think you’re something
like that so not not about evening ever all so it’s it’s Tuesday morning we slept
not bad it’s still sleeping on an air bed so it’s not never gonna be fantastic
we actually had a relatively late start we didn’t get going until 10:00 a.m. and
we’ve done our first lock of the day it was Barrow deep lock and it took an
eternity to fill but we got there in the end and yes now we are heading towards
Loughborough where we will be stopping off to Nippon cap we will be living in
the Tesco there and getting a few provisions for tonight and today it’s
just gonna be trying to get enough distance so that tomorrow isn’t too
stressful of that because we’re hoping in theory to get to Nottingham at the
end of tomorrow and be able to moor in Nottingham in town and then return to
our Marina the day after on the Thursday that is the theory we will see how that
goes so how’s it going well it’s a lovely
morning it’s quite cold I think I need to get some woman high clothes it was
quite cold last night wasn’t it yes but it’s nice and sunny and we got through
Barrow D clock with no trouble it wasn’t as deep as I remembered it but I think
that’s possibly because it feels really really slowly and empties quite quickly
yeah I think it’s a bit leaky so that that’s out of the way and there’s no
locks now till after look bro having a nice day for how are you doing pretty good it’s
so it’s been a really nice sunny day much more relaxed nice scenery this
whole stretch has been really really nice really lovely we’re moored up
somewhere there’s a pub nearby called the otter and it has a lot of there’s a
lot of private moorings along that side but this side of the river is it’s just
it seems to be pilings for miles do you want to just explain what pilings are I
mean I can yeah it’s basically metal that’s like attached to the side of the
other bank yeah gives you a nice straight Bank yes and it’s very
convenient for mooring upon yes much safer than pins yes yes because we are
using as you can see down here chains we bought with pins last night didn’t we
that was yes I did have to check a couple of times it was fine it wasn’t a
problem are you recovered from the slight
complication we had actually mooring up here actually wasn’t that stressed about
it that we just sort of scraping on rocks and but but we’ve managed to find
a patch yeah just a few yards further down that’s that seems to be fine it was
just briefly scary because we were just like coming in and I was ready to jump
off and then suddenly there were these huge rocks the some of the water was
like oh crap it’s really shallow no it’s good and I’m feeling a lot better today
because I was I was poorly on the way down and which which made things much
worse and I hurt my hip I like I don’t know I do not know how I hurt my hip I
don’t know whether it was I was just standing in the position in the same
position for too long on the back of the boat yeah whether I’d like you know
fended offer to luck or something but yeah I I was limping for a few days but
you are doing right now I’m doing much better so this has been a lot more
enjoyable and yes and I’m looking forward to having some tea and just
relaxing for the rest of the evening this sounds wicked should we go have our
food yes excellent it’s Wednesday the a-teams
and it’s just for 8:00 in the morning and it is a very very lovely very crisp
very misty morning now hats had to get out of here because
we were just like looking at the window and going oh my god it’s so misty and
gorgeous out here cold night yeah that was I think it got down to about 6
degrees and yes having having no heating on top of everything else does it
obviously mean if you have a six degree night gets pretty cold about that 4 or 5
a.m. and yeah we’re gonna we’re gonna be exploring different ways of coping with
that because obviously I mean you know we will have a heating system fairly
soon but it’s gonna be it’s gonna be the stove and we’re not gonna be able to do
the stove at all times of the year when it’s a little bit cold so though you
know we’ll figure out things but oh god this is like this really is it’s just
yeah it’s this is the kind of stuff that we
dreamed about this is the sly this is the kind of concept that sort of been
keeping us going through doing this it’s just the idea of just being able to
light more up somewhere lovely and in the middle of nowhere yes really really
quiet we’ve like we seem to be on a on a track between between two villages and
like there are occasional runners but very very occasional I think we saw
about maybe about five people go past last night yeah dead quiet can’t see
anyone at the moment and yeah hopefully we’ll be getting going in the next half
hour and we’ve got fair amount to do today we want to try and get to
Nottingham tonight we’re going to be mooring in town and then we’ll be
returning to the marina tomorrow and fingers crossed
it should workers will be leaving the saw the wonderful winding mists of the
saw is going to be behind us from about late morning onwards and then we’ll be
back on the Trent and yeah today it should go pretty well and it’s often was
very very lovely start good morning Emma do you want to say something about how
lovely it is this morning yes there was loads more mist when we woke up as well
but just I can’t even see you this direction it’s just a solid four Olives
through mist in certain lights oh oh let me show you something I did wrong last
night all right woman this goes to show that you know we haven’t actually done
anything I both like three years yeah you don’t do more eat chains like that
put that one through that one and tie your rope to the little one oh it makes
it not right well you know well aides have been three
and a half years and B it works so I mean we won’t do it like that again
but we’ll you know maybe there isn’t a right way I did oh no no you realize
that’s a very dangerous thing to say because then immediately people will you
go you of course is the right way that’s then people might argue about whether
the right way or not a right way what controversy I like it how are you
feeling about about sort of today and getting going and but go to a very nice
drive down past the utter poop and yes old Maureen’s down there but then we’ve
got a really deep lock and lock him looking forward to that but it’ll be
okay but we haven’t got many locks today we’re going to through like three yeah
which is a relief after like the last couple of days because I’ve been very
lucky Evie so so feeling good yeah yeah we want to accelerate too much on this
because this is a shot look there’s the little shit frustration okay
so how are we feeling about what what just happened they oralist our arrival
arrival back in the wonderful city of Nottingham it’s been it’s been quite a
long day but we managed to get snotting him and we’ve moored up near Castle
marina in the city center it was slightly traumatic morning it was not as
dramatic is the first no we’re grading on a curve here okay on the way we kept
trying tomorrow of where there were rocks and like fighting the boat and we
just mildly brushed a tree yep yes we are we I’ve got to get better at mooring
because I have a tendency to slightly overcook the turn and the front end went
out way too far this type of like hits a tree I think opposite sites around by
other boaters it’s but it was okay I got the rope brought you in yes yes but
other than that it’s it’s gone okay hasn’t there I mean yeah
yes yes I’m very tired it’s been a very long day yes and two river locks which
one of them was deep yes completely escaped with a box I’m getting better
not being said of locks it’s like you know I was scared of a lot of things
when when we first started fighting I was scared of mooring up I should be
scared of mooring up again after the hut I was scared of I was scared of steering
I was scared of going past boots but it’s him you know that’s that’s all long
gone yes we’ve successfully navigated many
boats today without actually bumping into any yes no bombs no bomb yes we
haven’t grounded ourselves either so we’re good okay
okay we are and what is the plan now I think get cleaned up get changed
go to Sainsbury’s and then maybe go into town for some food because because
frankly I feel like we deserve it we have arrives back where we started
yes I’ve asked how you feel a lot a favor I guess especially after that
moring how do you feel Oh after this morning yes much better
I finally got some karma in my direction you just don’t beat yourself up about it
you’ve been doing really well I repeatedly overcooked it on the way here
but then when we got here the angle user problem yeah well I tell because I can’t
see the front of the boat and I haven’t quite got in my brain exactly where it
is so I tend to sort of liked in turn too soon when the front is it’s still a
little bit too far out which which means by the time my back is in then my front
has come around too far and haven’t quite got the sort of the whole slowing
down and getting back in yeah Wow you know but this this actually went okay
this is a and fortunately friend was who lifts him the very opposite was on the
pontoon and was able to give us a hand when the front came in so yes don’t be
helped but I I think you even if Gambon there I think you’d have been fine
alright but then I am biased yes and it’s a nice day and it’s over I can
relax now yes I’m really tired and I’m gonna sleep for two days yes goodbye hello it’s two weeks later something
like how do how do you feel about the trip I really enjoyed it
aportfolio the anxiety bubbles dress I think I think by the final day as I was
like I was pretty happy with the whole thing and not that worried about looks
or anything else we got back and immediately I was like I want to be back
on the boat I really miss the boat can’t wait to be held the boat the really nice
thing about the trip for me was the fact that we’ve had a rough year the problems
that we’ve like talked about before they haven’t really gone away so like 2019
has not been easy we didn’t actually have to do the trip as well just in
terms of the way that we arranged the LPG I mean it would have been possible
for us to find someone who could have actually like come and and done the job
here Kris Williams the guy who got to do it he wasn’t set up for mobile travel
and he sort of said well look I could do it but you’d need to actually bring the
boat thermos 10 and we heard that and when oh because that actually gave us a
reason to go and honestly I am so glad we did because we could have we could
have got a guy in and and but it and not gone anywhere but this has been such
it’s been such a confidence boost it’s been reassuring as well because you know
doing something like this was so long it’s easy to slightly doubt if you’re
doing the right thing you know we’ve done very little narrow voting and we’ve
been we’ve spent three and a half years or life trying to do this and honestly
yeah particularly on the set on the second half went on the journey back
when we have the chance to enjoy it it was wonderful and
I’m glad that we’ve got that now because I feel like that’s gonna like carry us
through the stuff that we have to do now and and yeah whatever we need to sort of
deal with from here from here onwards we’re going to have the memory of the
trip to just sort of keep us going and remind us of what were aiming for

37 thoughts on “There and Back Again: A Narrowboat Zero Gravity Adventure

  1. Hi there! Just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who's subscribed in the last few months when we haven't been active – 2019 has not been an easy year, and I hope this super-sized edition makes up a little for all the months of quiet.

  2. Whohoo. I have just been rewatching all your olf videos and just as I ran out… BLAM! Exceptional timing! Glad to see your still alive.

  3. It's somewhat disconcerting to see how similar Emma and Victoria Coren Mitchell look. Or do I need to go to Specsavers?

  4. Hi Emma and Saxon, good to see that you haven't given up, as I was wondering for quite some time what had happened to "Zero Gravity", happy to see that there is some progress, gaz on board is a big step to more comfort, now getting on with the electrics to get some lights and pumps working, and a good real matress and you'll be happy living on board. ATBn Peter.

  5. Congrats on the forward movement. The final stage is hardest keep plugging along. And it will get easier with practice

  6. Hi
    Nice to see you back and to see Zero Gravity is nearing completion.
    Just a little bit of advise, if you only open one gate on wide locks you will save yourself so much time and effort.
    Best regards
    Lloyd & Gill

  7. It's really good to see you back at the helm, cheers! Emma, looking lovely, and as sweet as ever. Saxon, well Saxon.. 🙂 Glad you both are doing well.

  8. Glad to see you out boating again and making progress on the build. You cracked me up walking over the lock gate. I would be the same just much worse.

  9. a rare event to see you both…how is the build going..how much progress have you made…Emma is looking well…look forward to more adventures..

  10. Great vlog again guys. Well done on the journey. What’s your views on Colwick Marina after being there a while now. I’m looking for a marina quite local when I’ve found a boat. I’m at Mansfield so colwick looks like it’s one of the nearest to me

  11. wew! thought you'd both gone off never to return! 😳😱 thank god your both ok!!

    great bit of navigating there! remember, focus at the center of the boat not the front… its weird but it works! you did well 😊

    hope you can get the boat fully useable soon so you can enjoy yourselves fully 😊

    cant wait for the next vid! and i hope the problems finally go away and leave you both to have fun! 😊

  12. Great to catch a glimpse of the two of you, both look well. You'll get your sea legs before you know it! Excitement mixed with fear, and you survived! Good days ahead. Take care.

  13. Ahoy… Is it really three years since you started this project.. Time flies … So in another three years you may just be aboard living the dream … Maybe 🤔

  14. Cripes! almost fell off my chair and spilt my tes when I saw a NZG video in my subs.
    Straight into it and was not dissapointed. Great to see the smiles and laughs are back.
    Stress? Well yes, I guess it is but, its another job ticked off the long list.
    Great to see you back on YT. Look forward to perhaps a few more vlogs before the year ends.
    Keep at it guys, keep at it.

  15. One tip: whilst all the clambering over the gates makes for great video, usually a single boat can get through a double lock with only opening one of the gates 🙂

  16. So glad to see you back! After your really energetic start into your new live project things slowed down (for tons of reasons) and the channel became quite quiet. Live always finds a way to get into your way, but its really good to see you going on and continue to get your dream done! Looking forward to lots of more videos from you two 🙂 Greetings from Germany, Tom.

  17. We love you guys! :), glad to see you back, hope to see you round the marina some time, we are moored a few boats over :p

  18. You know I was starting to think I'd accidentally unsubbed from NZG … so glad you found the time folks that was 46 minutes of my day well spent. Hopefully see you both again soon :o)

  19. It’s so great to see you back , you are a fun couple to watch and missed your progress on your boat and your journey through life. Bless you and wish you the best

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