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dog and canal boat the waterwatch safety and surveillance initiative December 1, 2021 by Clive Edwards The WaterWatch Safety and Surveillance Initiative is committed to promoting the aims of the RNLI’s Respect the Water campaign to reduce the number of fatalities resulting from drowning on the…
Michael Nye a strange day on the wey December 1, 2021 by Michael Nye Michael Nye recalls a family holiday on the River Wye which was interrupted by the tragic death of someone famous...
cartoon drawing of Devid Scowcrovich help transform canals into your concrete doorstep December 1, 2021 by admin Canals have always been magical places to me, and I hope they are somewhere you find peace and relaxation too, only disturbed by the noise of canal boats tearing past…
rcr header coping with extreme weather December 1, 2021 by River Canal Rescue With the UK’s weather patterns becoming increasingly unpredictable, River Canal Rescue is advising owners how to manage their boats during extreme weather scenarios.
narrowboat newbies the joy of instagram December 1, 2021 by Jane Stuart Love it or hate it, there can be no denying that Instagram is a potentially fascinating platform, filled with zillions of little windows into the lives of those who tell…
ships wheel It’s a blast! December 1, 2021 by Simon Woollen Simon Woollen looks at the problem of crazing on the glass fibre of his Dawncraft boat Dawntreader. As usual, he manages to find a unique and craft way of curing…
Brigadoon outdoor music roving traders are mad October 21, 2021 by Eric Ellman Roving Traders — canal boat owners licensed to sell goods and services on UK canals — have to be mad.  Consider the challenge of living sideways in an improbably elongate…
narrowboat newbies reflections of a narrowboat newbie October 14, 2021 by Jane Stuart My partner and I moved onto our narrowboat one dark evening in late winter. Cocooned in the warmth of a tiny cabin, we awoke to find our new life upon…
buying a narrowboat September 2, 2021 by River Canal Rescue Buying a narrowboat? This buyer's guide from RCR looks at the different types of narrowboats - traditional, cruiser and semi-traditional, and at the pros and cons of buying too big…
cartoon drawing of Devid Scowcrovich making life better by south shields September 1, 2021 by Devid Scowcrovich Award winning garden designer Brendov Scowcrovich has joined with the Banal & Dither Trust, a lazy navigation charity, to prevent the wastage of charity money on silly egocentric projects by…
another job well done September 1, 2021 by Iris Lloyd Our cranes lifted a piano out of an upstairs window; installed a bronze camel in Mayfair; and put an air conditioning unit on the roof of Buckingham Palace.  They suspended…
Hincaster Tunnel, Lancaster Canal exploring the lancaster canal September 1, 2021 by Susan Gebbels The navigational section of the Lancaster canal is 41 glorious miles whose beauty is hard to beat. As a waterway it has so much to offer and delight: an exciting…
Michael Nye life’s a gas September 1, 2021 by Michael Nye Amanda’s birthday present was still in its first flush of newness as she steadied her elbows on the bridge parapet and carefully focussed the lens on the buildings to the…
12 volts boating group ac wiring of a boat September 1, 2021 by Graham Mills Graham Mills offers us guidance on choosing the right inverter for a boat, ensuring that we get one that is capable of running everything we need to power.
simon woollen ships wheel dawntreader September 1, 2021 by Simon Woollen Ok, so what am I doing with motorbikes and boats? I am a Blood Bike volunteer and on the weekends that I am acting as Co Ordinator,  I lock my…
canal scene welcome to preston brook wharf September 1, 2021 by Kerry Dainty A boater stopping at Preston Brook could avail themselves of the Floating Chapel tied near the junction, get their horse shod by a farrier and checked by a vet and…

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