from the editor’s desk

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the Autumn Edition of CanalsOnline Magazine. Today there appears to be a slight chill in the air - the very first inkling that Autumn is approaching. What an incredible summer it has been, though. We have been on the Thames and in London, and the whole experience has been stunning. We are just building up to going on the tidal Thames from Limehouse to Teddington - a journey done by many before us. That doesn't diminish the apprehension or excitement we are feeling, though!

Once again I have to thank all those contributors who have written articles for this edition. I have to confess that one of the articles has absolutely nothing to do with the waterways or with boats. But I have included it because it is both interesting and entertaining. The said piece "For boaters who enjoy football" is unashamedly about football and football stadia - and it is well worth a read. It is unbelievable what some of these football clubs have to go through!

I must mention that we continue to gather more contributors each season. Recently joining us are Fiona Burt, Mary Haines, Steve Hutson, Tony and Jan Lacey, and Sally Kershaw - so a big welcome to them. There are a few others in the pipeline as well, so watch this space.

Our Free Prize Draw for the Summer has now closed and five of you have won an Argy Bargey board game. The lucky winners will be announed on our Free Prize Draw page very shortly. This means that we are about to run another Free Prize Draw - this time with an unbelievable prize. Details will be up on the Free Prize Draw page very soon, so don't miss it!

Our list of subscribers is growing all the time, so don't miss out. Simply click on our SUBSCRIBE button featured on the front page. You will then become the recipient of our monthly NEWSLETTERS, which will include all sorts of interesting stuff.

Remember we always appreciate your comments on any aspects of the magazine. You can Write for Us  or become an Active Cruiser and help us keep our waterway guides up to date. And if you have not yet joined [faceboat] do have a look - it is a great way to join in with the waterways community - we welcome photos, stories, boating tips, questions, recommendations - anything to do with the waterways.

Happy Reading!


This season's Masthead photograph is courtesy of Bill Savage (Canal is King)

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