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Susan Gebbels the leaving of liverpool April 1, 2021 by Susan Gebbels The first step to becoming a sailor seemed quite clear, learn to sail. Unfortunately this was not as straight forward as it sounded, sailing lessons were expensive, and I didn’t…
boating internet boat internet March 15, 2021 by Martin Whether you use your boat on high days and holidays, spend only the summer months aboard or live on all year round, a common requirement of the 21st century, along…
narrowboat on bank lockdown RCR flood and maintenance tips March 8, 2021 by River Canal Rescue RCR managing director, Stephanie Horton, reports that after heavy rainfall and rising water levels early this year, boats were left submerged and others separated from their moorings and pushed onto…
boating trends five interesting boating trends March 5, 2021 by Lilly Miller Making boats and owning boats is a thing of passion. Boating afficionados around the world are always looking for the new and interesting trends that are reshaping their industry, as…
canal scene a short history of crick wharf March 1, 2021 by Kerry Dainty Crick Wharf is an immaculate example of a regency wharf that was purchased by developers in spring last year. They apparently had every intention of waltzing in and knocking it…
ships wheel adrift March 1, 2021 by Simon Woollen Simon Woollen points our that often our boats survive most things thrown at them, despite worrying about them all the time.
Falkirk Wheel canals and waterways March 1, 2021 by Robert Grindley Robert Grindley looks at the history of the British Canals and Waterways from the Romans to the present day. He gives us many useful facts and shows how the waterways…
cartoon drawing of Spike Scowcrovich cyclists’ lives matter March 1, 2021 by Devid Scowcrovich Devid Scowcrovich considers the possibility of renaming locks and bridges which have names associated with slavery - a Trust committee would have to be set up at vast expense...
the bruce trust the bruce trust March 1, 2021 by Iris Lloyd Iris Lloyd writes about The Bruce Trust based near Marlborough on the Kennet and Avon Canal. The Bruce Trust have four widebeam boats designed to accommodate people with disabilities, plus…
boat electrics diagram how to wire a narrowboat – part 4 March 1, 2021 by Graham Mills Graham Mills continues with his detailed explanation of how to wire a narrowboat. In this section he looks at the size of fuse board that will be needed.
old no 38 bridge what did you do in the lockdown daddy? March 1, 2021 by David Robertson With an end to Covid restrictions in sight, David Robertson reminiscences on the good old days of lockdown, when people avoided each other and spent their lives sanitising their hands…
Heather Wastie performing heather wastie February 24, 2021 by admin Heather Wastie is a writer, poet and singer/songwriter and has published 8 collections, two of which relate to the canals. These two were published under the umbrella of Alarum Theatre…
barn owl in flight emery owl February 22, 2021 by Edward Trevelyan Stephens In his first article for 'Critters on the Cut', Edward Trevelyan Stephens describes a stunning and prolonged aerial display by a barn owl, resident in the Saul Junction area of…
caraboat 1973 caraboat helter skelter December 30, 2020 by admin Neil & Bev McGarry are the owners of a very rare 1973 Caraboat (both caravan and boat) which they bought as a shell before spending years restoring her.
cyclist on towpath making life better by water December 15, 2020 by Bob Sanders Bob Sanders explores the intertidal zone between Boaters, Cyclists, Anglers, Walkers, Dog Walkers, Canoeists, and commercial boat trips, in, on, and around the canal network
Wigan Pier lights, canal, action! December 10, 2020 by Nathan Sanders Nathan Sanders films the Wigan Flight as he and his Grandfather Bob walk from Wigan Pier to Wigan Top Lock - a journey of about 1 hour in reality, but…

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