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canal scene the dark side of the fly June 14, 2021 by Kerry Dainty To talk about a fly boat instantly conjures up images of sleek narrowboats relentlessly gliding through the water night and day. Shropshire Union Canal Company boat “Saturn” is now the…
Eric Ellman Molly Anna brigadoon (the festival) June 7, 2021 by Eric Ellman It’s the first manifestation of Brigadoon!, with a handful of boats, that we expect to grow in number as we roll onto the next event a week later, and one…
simply linda boating on the rivers and broads of norfolk June 1, 2021 by Linda Wilson Generically known as the ‘Norfolk Broads’ are the man-made rivers and lakes (Broads) of Norfolk. The area is now a National Park, though historically these inland waterways were established to…
michael nye telling tall tales June 1, 2021 by Michael Nye They do say that everyone has a book in them but, when I wrote that first paragraph about eleven years ago I didn’t even think there was a book.   A…
mission to seafarers June 1, 2021 by Iris Lloyd Seafarers face many problems, including loneliness, shipwreck, homesickness, less time ashore, increased workload, perhaps being abandoned for weeks on end when their shipping line goes out of business, unpaid wages…
norfolk broads - moored boats lady helen – back on the norfolk broads June 1, 2021 by Clive Edwards I have just sold my lovely Hardy Pilot 20SE “Felice” and have bought Simon Kidd’s Hardy 25 “Lady Helen”, largely because age suggests that my wife Lois and I probably…
rcr header before you make that journey June 1, 2021 by River Canal Rescue River Canal Rescue managing director, Stephanie Horton, says the inland waterways this summer will predictably, be busy with owners keen to blow the lockdown cobwebs from themselves and their boats.…
Tower Bridge, London remarkable bridges – spanning the years June 1, 2021 by Robert Grindley With technology and engineering evolving at such an alarming rate, spare a thought for the humble bridge. How many people have crossed bridges across the globe without giving it a…
aqueduct marina the great unlock June 1, 2021 by Robert Parton Robert Parton welcomes the return of Aqueduct Marina to something like normality after the government have lifted restrictions on boating and cruising.
simon woollen ships wheel at least your engine works! June 1, 2021 by Simon Woollen Time to recommission DT after almost a year of lock down. Or if you’d rather, a lesson in why second-hand boats that have been stood still for a year or more go…
a waterways story June 1, 2021 by Iris Lloyd Iris Lloyd lets another Waterways Chaplain tell her story of her early days in the service, when an unfortunate adventure led to timely help for a boater, and with it…
cartoon drawing of Devid Scowcrovich proper boating June 1, 2021 by Devid Scowcrovich Six years ago, I wrote an article on ‘Proper Boating’ as I had been told that my new build was not ‘Proper Boating’. Recently, my wife pointed out to me…
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…

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