My partner Chris was once the proud owner of Winkle Brig no 81 Bonnie which he kept on the Norfolk Broads for some years. He now cruises much closer to home on the River Avon between Stratford and Tewkesbury on his Hardy 20 River Pilot Tess. Since cruising with him I have taken with a passion to both River Cruising and Poetry. As you will see below, my first collection of poems is to be sold to publicise and raise funds for the Avon Navigation Trust but sadly it will not be available until the current covid19 crisis is over. I will update this page when the situation changes but meanwhile this, from the trust’s Avon Boaters’ Gateway annual publication 2020, will explain all:

After a whole string of covid-related delays my “Little ANT Book of River Poems” has now been launched and is available from the Avon Navigation Trust website. Here is a page from the Avon Boaters’ Gateway 2021 with a poem you may possibly identify with:

A Different Ocean by Alison Bergqvist