Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".






Saturday, 3 January 2015

Husky dogs

I'd forgotten how yappy they are, always getting in a tangle and argumentative with each other. On the other hand when they get themselves organised boy can they go. Our poor team of six had considerable weight to tow and it showed on the hills when I would have to jump off the sledge and push and run. I don't know who got more of a work out them or me!  We did very well with steering, braking and general mushing. Only one incident when the sledge went one way, I went the other, the dog team choose a different route and her indoors hung on for grim life as sledge went vertical onto one runner on a sharp corner. I managed to regain control and honour and she was genuinely impressed. Wow!

By the way, its pointless doing it in the dark.....can't see anything! Makes it fun in one way........uncertainty. Boring in all other ways! 

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