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Tidal Treats—Sharpness to Bristol
Friday, 10 July 2015 08:25

A GREAT deal has been written recently of the dangers of the unwary taking to tidal waters, being completely unprepared, but here is the story of a cruise on the tidal waters of the Severn Estuary, that proved most enjoyable.

What's the motive?
Thursday, 04 June 2015 14:54

WHAT is the motive behind the recent survey to assist boaters to use the tidal Trent? Asks Pam Pickett.

The View From Over Here
Thursday, 21 May 2015 08:32

ORIGINALLY intended as a place for horses to tow laden boats and barges, full of the raw materials and the finished products of industry, the canals provided a giant step forward when compared to the capacity of the roads in carrying coal to markets by packhorse or the cart load, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

Size matters
Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:39

IN THIS time of political turmoil and during the run up to the election, it is a time with the various political parties each wanting to be in the broadcast debates, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

Victor continues around the Four Counties
Sunday, 03 May 2015 10:14

THE remainder of the Main Line of the Shropshire Union Canal presented no problems, and so on to the Middlewich Branch, and to see that Venetian Marina has had a major makeover, will new long jetties.

Victor tackles the Shroppie
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 13:00

WE ARE now well and truly along the Shroppie, with lovely long clear sections through most attractive scenery but far too many long lines of moored boats.

Victor on the Four Counties
Saturday, 25 April 2015 16:30

AS MY regular readers will know we were thwarted from our intention of making it to Bugsworth Basin by our friends at CaRT deciding not to open the Peak Forest Canal as promised—but what's new, eh?

CaRT and the statute
Saturday, 18 April 2015 08:55

WHILST not wishing to make waves I have to ask how it is that the 14 days rule for boaters mooring on a towpath, as laid out in the 1995 Waterways Act, can be so easily changed, purely to suit the purpose of the Trust? Asks Pam Pickett.

Rosy mist of nostalgia
Friday, 27 March 2015 09:59
IT RATTLES me when I read of the disastrous decline in canal infrastructure since the emergence of CaRT. It's as though some folk are looking at the past through a rosy mist of nostalgia that never even existed, writes Eric Weiss.
CaRT's Soviet ten years plan
Friday, 27 March 2015 08:14

THERE is a belief that living aboard a boat can provide a close approximation to an aspirational and idyllic style of life. But like many things viewed from a distance—when you get in close, you come to realise that idyllic is not the right word, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

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