from the editor’s desk

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the Autumn Edition of CanalsOnline Magazine.  It is strange that as we hit Autumn, we are at last having the wonderful weather that has been so lacking over the last couple of months. I have to sympathise with Mandy McDermott's photograph in her latest poem "Melting"!

My thanks to all of those who have contributed articles to this edition. We still have a lot of exciting material to come, so watch this space.

FREE PRIZE DRAW The three lucky winners of our Summer Prize Draw are: JILL WEBB, GEORGINA MAPP (NB Larkspur) and  DEBBIE WILTSHIRE (NB Ripple Effect). Each of these are delighted to receive their own "Brolly Mate".
Our Autumn Free Prize Draw is about to be launched. This time the prize will be a beautifully designed Top Box from Goodwin Plastics. Make sure you don't miss out on your chance to win!

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Happy Reading!


guest editorials

living on an electric narrowboat
by Jeanette Feathersolar panels raisedJeanette Feather describes life as a continual cruiser aboard all electric Narrowboat 'Mister Blue Sky'
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albion adventure
by David CornesWherry AlbionDavid Cornes tells us about the MNA Boat Club's outing on the Historic Norfolk Wherry 'Albion' - sailing through all weathers.
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wooden canal boat society
by Chris Leah
the wooden canal boat societyChris Leah talks about the work of the WCBS who restore old wooden canal boats, giving them a new role and purpose in the life of the waterways.
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whimbrel - a tale of love
source - Frank Sanderson
whimbrel re-launchColin Ogden uses lockdown as the opportunity to do something momentous in his late wife Lynda's memory. He completely restores her beloved boat, Whimbrel, and relaunches her.
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yorkshire waterways museum
by Jan McGeachie
yorkshire waterways museumJan McGeachie laments the closure of the Yorkshire Waterways Museum, and looks back at some of the museum's happier days.
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caraboat helter skelter
by Neil McGarrycaraboat at Ferry Nabb, WindermereNeil McGarry tells us how he came to buy a 1973 caravan/boat, restoring it to its former glory and then exploring much of our inland waterways in it.
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boating and france
by Paul McGrane
French locksPaul McGrane discusses the pros and cons of boating in France and tells us what we would need to do before taking our own boat or a hire boat on French waterways.
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epic endurance challenge 2022
by Steve Mandaluffjooles Paillin epic enduranceJooles Paillin, a 39 year old mother who lives just outside Nottingham, will be taking up the Tallisker Whisky Challenge and rowing 3000 miles across the atlantic in 2022.
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