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Lock 200

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

We are out on the canals and heading to the River Severn, to Gloucester. Someone had just told us about the Lock 200 event celebrating the bicentenary of the lock opening taking place 6th-9th September. Wonder of its too late to book a slot?

Olympic Fever – who’s the 10%

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Well the Olympics are over (just the paralympics to go) and almost thinking what the fuss was. The Guardian reports 90% of the population watched at least 15 minutes of it on BBC TV. Well I didn’t watch most of it – probably just squeezed past the 15 minute mark as I watched the kayak […]

Camping!

Monday, June 25th, 2012

I wonder how many boaters are also campers – after all I have heard narrowboats be described as caravans on water. I used to have caravan holidays as a kid and went tent camping as a teen, but mainly been boating this last couple of decades. That said I went camping last year with some […]

Nothing for a while

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

My PC is up and running, but I’ve yet to do any new videos. went to Chester in March, so thee is that to upload. We are off out mid August and doing the four counties. So plenty of material to come.

Google Earth Canal Maps

Monday, January 10th, 2011

With Waterscape changing its map every so often, I’m always on the look out for alternatives. Their new one is fine for route planning but the lines don’t actually follow the route of the canal (straightened/simplified to reduce amount of data points I guess), so I was quite pleased when I found someone had done […]