Victor: Back on the Trent & Mersey

Published: Saturday, 13 May 2017

AT LAST we were off the Macclesfield and once again back on the Trent & Mersey Canal, and what a relief, as the boat moved as it should with so much more water underneath.

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Victor: The Green Flag fiddle

Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017

 IT WAS two years ago that the Macclesfield Canal was awarded the Green Flag award, which means that every two years there is a further inspection to show that the aims of the award are still being met.

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Victor: Another ridiculous excuse

Published: Monday, 08 May 2017

I RECKON we are all now aware of the excuses from Cart attempting to cover its inadequacies of maintenance, but the very latest of its evasions defies description.

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Victor: Bugsworth or bust

Published: Thursday, 04 May 2017

AS SOME of you may be aware this will be our third attempt for a second visit to Bugsworth Basin at the end of the Peak Forest, so definitely Bugsworth or bust!

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That's it folks—gone boating!

Published: Sunday, 30 April 2017

There will be no normal updates or email service until the middle of May when we return.  Though there are 6,640 articles available to peruse!

Dangerous weir signs

Published: Sunday, 30 April 2017

FOLLOWING on from Victor's comment about Weir Signs there is one on the Severn at Upper Lode Lock. The biggest sign has an arrow pointing to the weir, writes Amy Dickerson.

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Victor: Then there were three

Published: Sunday, 30 April 2017

IT WAS a cold and windy Monday with very few boats on the move, yet there were three volunteer lockies at Sawley Mechanised Lock, all just to turn a key!

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Giant water rat spotted on Calder & Hebble

Published: Saturday, 29 April 2017

A GIANT water rat has been spotted at South Pennine Boat Club in Mirfield, on the Calder & Hebble Navigation, but is no threat to boaters.

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Montgomery Canal restoration appeal launched

Published: Friday, 28 April 2017

UNDER the banner 'Restore the Montgomery Canal!' an appeal has been launched for the restoration of the waterway by the High Sheriff of Shropshire, Mr Charles Lillis.

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Addition to the boat's crew

Published: Friday, 28 April 2017

THERE was an addition to the crew of the narrowboat Penny moored at the Priory Marina at Bedford—a baby daughter.

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