Welcome to the Autumn Edition of CanalsOnline Magazine. It is certainly beginning to feel like autumn and we have even had the stove going for the past few nights - unheard of in August! We do feel that we have been cheated out of a summer, although I expect in some parts of the country it has been sunny and warm.
Once again we have a good selection of editorial pieces from our regular, long-standing contributors. We also have a few new contributors in the pipeline, so watch this space.
We also have a new Free Prize Draw for you. This season the prize is a stunning Steelhead Stirling Engine Stove Fan - a beautiful piece of kit from Warpfive Fans. There is an editorial piece from Warpfive about their Stirling Engines (under Latest Features) - well worth a read.
Finally, if you have not yet joined [faceboat] 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.
whimbrel - a tale of love
source - Frank Sanderson
Colin 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.
epic endurance challenge 2022
by Steve MandaluffJooles 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.
boating and france
by Paul McGrane
Paul 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.