You know, I’m not an adventurous boater. I don’t want locks and challenges or the thrill of crossing an aqueduct on a narrowboat, I just want an easy life relaxing in beautiful scenery with wine. But some people are far more daring than me and recently some members of our boat club ventured out to cross the Mersey in their narrowboats. I thought they must be mad (although my husband would love it). The Mersey is a strong tidal VERY DEEP river and these organised trips are few & far between, they are weather dependent and led by a Pilot…

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This bank holiday we’ve enjoyed a hectic weekend at a boat rally and I am sitting writing this with my feet up, although I am considering putting them in a bowl of water any minute now. It was very social, lots of fun and the weather was fabulous. Good company, hilarious entertainment and sunshine, what more could you want. Roll on next year. What did you do this bank holiday? I hope you had sunshine too.  

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If you know me you’ll know I am a reluctant boater, my other half is the boat lover and between me and the moody teen he tries his best to get us out and about. He convinced us to go on a boat rally, 200 boats moored at Lymm for a 50/60’s themed weekend and luckily  the weather was gorgeous. In the heart of Lymm village on the Bridgewater Canal the annual FBCC rally was hosted by Lymm Cruising Club, the sun was shining and facilities fab. Here’s a snippet of our weekend. The moorings The essentials The displays Entertainment…

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#Project365  wk4  I day of photos a week. This Sunday we have been at the boat club, yes more boat photo’s, but this boat is being renovated to become a new home for a family. It is a ‘wide beam’  Barge which is 10ft wide compared to the usual 7ft of a Narrowboat. It doesn’t matter how old a Barge is, as long as the steel hull is sound it can be renovated into something beautiful, but this will be a long hard job. The work is being done in the ‘Dry dock’  the boats are sailed in, the dock barrier…

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