Month: December 2022

21st December 1999 – the journey begins

On the morning of 21st December 1999, the shortest day of the year, I was at Glasson Dock, near Lancaster, to watch NB Bream lifted out of the … Read more

Fish Class boats (Minnow, Mullet, Perch, Pike & Roach)

This third extract from my 2004 article for the Historic Narrow Boat Owners Club includes one boat for which I’ve never seen photos and one where the photo … Read more

Is it cold in winter… and other stories

That and toilets really. Those are the things people ask about first when they find out you live on a boat. I’ve long had a stock (and true) … Read more

Fish Class boats (Dace, Dory, Lamprey & Ling)

The second part of my 2004 article for the then Historic Narrow Boat Owners Club. As before, please feel free to correct any errors in the comments. The … Read more

Fish Class boats (Bream, Brill, Carp & Chub)

I’ve written a few articles over the years that might end up on here, of which this was the first. Written in 2004 for the Historic Narrow Boat … Read more

Back on the Caldon

I did my first bit of canal boating on the Caldon in 1969 and my family had a boat moored on it from 1973 until 4 years ago, … Read more

A run up Cheshire Locks

The run up the 26 locks from Wheelock to Kidsgrove is never dull, the paired locks always add interest and of course it’s always a guessing game which … Read more

21 years afloat

In 2020 I put together this set of photos, one from each year on board. They appear here without descriptions, but in chronological order.

Off we are!

The first post on a site is a strange thing, you’ve not really found a voice, and your audience don’t know what to expect. Helpfully, I’ve got a … Read more