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canal scene horse versus engine January 15, 2021 by Kerry Dainty The horse and the modern combustion engine are in fact extremely similar. They both come in a variety of sizes and strengths and, while they can both theoretically be used by someone…
Ernie on board Digalou floating home January 5, 2021 by Martin Martin and Emma, along with their dog Ernie are liveaboard boaters, folk musicians and continuous cruisers. They began their canal adventures on NB Jambo in 2017, only moving onto NB…
ceramic coatings photo by Ian Knowles ceramic coating for your boat December 14, 2020 by Lilly Miller Keeping that beautiful boat of yours in tip-top shape throughout the year can be a difficult task if you don’t protect the paintwork properly.
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…
rose of hungerford the rose of hungerford – part 2 December 9, 2020 by Iris Lloyd The Rose of Hungerford is owned by the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust and is run by fully trained volunteers. They can be any age (over 16) as long as…
family of geese safety certificate… wot’s one of them then? December 9, 2020 by Michael Nye In the spring of 1969, Lady Jena, the family’s 16ft plywood cabin cruiser, sank due to a plastic lid working its way through a piece of rather soft plywood.
cartoon drawing of Spike Scowcrovich king of the vandals December 2, 2020 by Devid Scowcrovich Hi Devid Scowcrovich, King of the Vandals, here. Now we are an ancient tribe. It is believed we migrated from Scandinavia to Silesia in c.130 BCE and later spread all…
space invaders December 2, 2020 by David Robertson I was walking the dogs, Blue and Milly, down the towpath toward bridge number 38, when a ghostly spectre appeared out of the mist A vision of Darth Vader appeared…
caraboat 1973 caraboat helter skelter November 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.
French locks boating and france November 30, 2020 by admin A look at the pros and cons of boating in France, the type of boat you would need, essential qualifications, and the growing popularity of co-owning a boat
hydrogen fuelled car hydrogen – future fuel? November 30, 2020 by Robert Grindley Robert Grindley considers the use of Hydrogen as a future fuel to power various machines from forklifts to cars, and trains to rockets.
ships wheel possession is 9/10th of the flaw November 30, 2020 by Simon Woollen Simon tells us a spooky tale about a possessed Carbon Monoxide detector that seems to go off in exactly the same place on the canal. He can idle, cruise anywhere, and…
boats in lockdown tough times never last November 30, 2020 by Jane Pennington Jane Pennington suggests a few things we can do as boaters to maintain our physical and mental health during this second period of lockdown.
cyclist on towpath making life better by water November 30, 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
wiring a narrowboat header how to wire a narrowboat – part 3 November 30, 2020 by Graham Mills Graham Mills continues to explain how to wire a narrowboat. In this section he looks in detail at power sockets for use with inverters and cigar lighter sockets for 12…
bill savage - canal is king featured author – winter 2020 October 21, 2020 by admin Bill Savage's book 'Canal is King' tells of the author's training sessions along the towpaths of the inland waterways. They are full of unexpected adventures, sometimes a tiny bit weird,…

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