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canal scene death on the water September 23, 2022 by Kerry Dainty Despite its inevitability, the civilised world of today finds death traumatising and disturbing and uses the technology of modern life to keep its mortality out of thought and mind. This…
flowers grief – the price we pay for love September 21, 2022 by Mary Haines Dying during the covid pandemic, it was only last month that we said a final farewell to my 96yr old mum, celebrating her life with a service of thanksgiving. Echoes…
modern sailing boats the story of pegasus September 12, 2022 by Clive Edwards In 1953, Maurie Ward and his brother, Terence, bought an Uffa Fox Airborne Lifeboat which they called Pegasus. Here is Maurice's story of this very special craft.
Therapy - narrowboat the voyage of friendship September 12, 2022 by Sally Kershaw This is a true story. No names have been changed to protect people and the places in the story are completely factual. It was written at the time it happened.…
The New Wembley Stadium for boaters who enjoy football… September 10, 2022 by Robert Grindley Boaters who enjoy football will be happy that the 2028 European Football Championships will be staged here in the UK, with each home nation housing matches. Robert Grindley looks at…
Michael Nye green September 8, 2022 by Michael Nye Michael Nye recalls a visit to the derelict Thames and Severn canal, exploring the once ornate portals of the Sapperton Tunnel. 'Green' is the album by R.E.M. which Michael and…
cooking on the cut with lisa munday cooking on the cut – autumn 22 September 8, 2022 by Lisa Munday In this season's Cooking on the Cut, Lisa Munday gives us her recipes for jams & chutneys, puddings & biscuits, plus warming casseroles - using fruits and vegetables that are…
Jan & Tony Lacey vlogging September 8, 2022 by Tony Lacey Vlogging, for us, started out as a way of showing our family and friends what we were doing when we first went looking for a boat to live on. We…
simon woollen ships wheel more speed less waste September 7, 2022 by Simon Woollen Simon Woollen advises us on how to save money on fuel by making our boats as light and smooth as possible, through thinking ahead and finding the optimum speed.
female mallard on water adventures on the shropshire union canal September 7, 2022 by Dawn Smallwood Dawn Smallwood explores the Shropshire Union Canal from Nantwich to the junction with the Middlewich Branch, and from Audlem to Atherley Junction. Her writing is illustrated with her own acrylic…
camban bothy, schotland where do boaters go for their holidays? July 27, 2022 by Sally Kershaw Sally Kershaw outlines the attraction of a bothy holiday for boaters who crave higher land & untamed places. Bothies are basic shelters in wild, remote places.
Steve Burt at the helm of Lutra Lutra 101 ways to die on the cut July 13, 2022 by Fiona Burt When we bought our narrow boat, Lutra Lutra, last year, we were awash with happy memories of carefree cruising holidays. We spent a full fortnight congratulating ourselves on breaking free…
three rivers race June 13, 2022 by Clive Edwards Clive Edwards reports on the 61st Three Rivers Race, one of the toughest endurance races in Europe, with over 100 sailors from all over the world to taking part
Pete Doherty some guy named pete June 13, 2022 by Eric Ellman “My name is Pete Doherty,” he spoke into the mic. “I’m an artist and a dreamer…. and it may sound corny as hell, but to be here on someone’s canal…
Mary and Richard Haines and their boat Naomhog naomhòg, the prayer boat June 10, 2022 by Mary Haines It is not necessarily an easy option living the canal way of life but we have appreciated the wonderful community spirit and there is such a breadth and depth to…
cooking on the cut with lisa munday cooking on the cut – summer 22 June 9, 2022 by Lisa Munday How many times do we see the barbeque at its best after we have eaten? Next time that happens and if you have any bananas or soft fruit, put them…

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