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Three sunk boats rescued in 24 hours
Friday, 27 May 2016 09:35

TWO boats caught on cills and sinking and a holed boat caused River Canal Rescue (RCR) to puts its agreement with Canal & River Trust to the test when it rescued all three within 24 hours of the boats coming to grief.

Rochdale closed for foreseeable future
Thursday, 26 May 2016 18:22

THOUGH it was five months ago that the floods caused havoc on the Rochdale Canal, the latest information from CaRT is that it still cannot give a date when the navigation will re-open.

Non-boaters causing Braunston problems?
Thursday, 26 May 2016 09:26

WHILST there are two Elsan points in Braunston it does seem that the one nearest the Stop House is bearing the brunt of problems writes Kevin McNiff.

Macclesfield Canal stoppage continues
Thursday, 26 May 2016 08:45

THOUGH it was expected that the stoppage on the Macclesfield Canal at Bollington would have been dealt with by now, it is to continue, with Canal & River Trust stating that it will take longer to determine what repairs are needed.

Victor: Back to base
Monday, 23 May 2016 18:22

BEING a Saturday we thought Fradley would be a little fraught for an overnight stay, so found ourselves a less hectic mooring above Alrewas, then into the village to find 23 moored boats the following morning.

Macclesfield AND Peak Forest now closed
Sunday, 22 May 2016 11:22

IN ADDITION to the breach on the Macclesfield Canal on the Marple Flight, the Peak Forest Canal is now also closed.

Victor: Heading back
Saturday, 21 May 2016 00:00

ONE thing about the Caldon Canal—up to Leek at least—it is a dog walker's paradise, with multiple walks along its whole length.

Breach closes Macclesfield Canal
Friday, 20 May 2016 14:19

THE Macclesfield Canal is currently closed due to a breach and early indications are that it will be closed for a while.

Victor: Upwards and onwards
Monday, 16 May 2016 10:44

SO ONCE more into Stone, and to something that always upsets me—boats still moored late morning, obviously been there overnight at the short stay offside visitor moorings, obviously there for boaters to have a short stay enabling them to nip into town and back. Selfish I reckon especially as loads of space towpath side.

Victor: Not staying here
Saturday, 14 May 2016 19:50

THE words 'we are not staying here, raining or not' from She Who Must, etc, etc, meant we had no option but to vacate the attractions of Fradley Junction—in the rain.

Victor: Off we go again
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 07:18

THAT was a very long winter for us, with little boating opportunity to venture anywhere owing to either the weather or the all too often flooded Trent, but cometh the summer once more, it's a leisurely venture to Leek and back—stoppages allowing of course.

That's it folks...
Sunday, 08 May 2016 08:25

GONE boating, so there will be no 'normal' service for two weeks until after the 25th of May, and of course no email service, but emails will be attended to upon our return. Oh dear, Victor has a Wi-Fi, so perhaps we will not be shut down for two weeks after all...

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