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Jan & Tony Lacey droning on December 13, 2022 by Tony Lacey Amongst the array of cameras we’ve amassed over our time as Narrowboat vloggers, I suppose it’s the drone that provides a completely different perspective of the countryside...
cooking on the cut with lisa munday cooking on the cut – winter 22 December 10, 2022 by Lisa Munday Now though we are thinking towards our Christmas feast and treats. Let’s not wait until the big day for those lovely homemade stuffings, bread sauces and the somewhat underrated red…
canal scene boat horses December 7, 2022 by Kerry Dainty As some people know, I am the owner of 2 ponies. One is a micro heavy horse, the other is an animated sock puppet, and they are currently causing me…
Mary and Richard Haines and their boat Naomhog the present of time December 3, 2022 by Mary Haines There is a subtle pressure that encourages us to spend money to be happy. I may sound bah humbug, which I don’t really want to do. Rather, I would like…
otter iwa waterways for today 3 December 1, 2022 by Jo Henderson The benefits of inland waterways for the local communities are wide ranging. They create active travel corridors that connect communities and provide free, inclusive and level routes for walking, jogging,…
old no 38 bridge where have all the birdies gone? December 1, 2022 by David Robertson David Robertson returns to writing for CanalsOnline Magazine, commenting particularly on the lack of birds and waterfowl this year on the Staffs and Worcs canal.
Michael Nye snippets from another life December 1, 2022 by Michael Nye I often wonder what Jim and Amanda would be doing at this time of year, but as darkness falls they will probably return to their little boat for a cup…
simon woollen ships wheel water water everywhere and not a drop to drink December 1, 2022 by Simon Woollen In 'Water water everywhere', Simon tackles leaking windows by fitting external drip strips, makes a waterproof canopy and then finds a leak in his water tank..
canal wanderer duck autumnal vibes on the Huddersfield Narrow canal December 1, 2022 by Dawn Smallwood Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. I love walking on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and seeing the stunning autumn colours and foliage for which this stretch of the canal…
otter iwa waterways for today 2 November 7, 2022 by Jo Henderson In this second of four articles, the IWA looks at Environmental Benefits of our waterways for both the natural and the built environments, highlighting how waterways reconnect disparate habitats.
otter iwa waterways for today October 19, 2022 by Jo Henderson IWA launches 'Waterways for Today' looking at the 12 Major Benefits of Britain’s Inland Waterways Network. This first article looks at the economic benefits.
rcr header rcr and rising callout figures October 19, 2022 by River Canal Rescue RCR says its rising callout figures for electrical, fuel & engine issues, flat batteries, over-heating and gear box failures, are set to reach an all time high by the end…
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.…

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