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If you were passing through Birmingham between the 30 Sept and 6 Oct andwanted to take the BCN passed Brindley Place Waterside, you may have had a surprise…..

Please return on or after next Thursday 14 October for a full account and some great photos of people, boats and locks. Meanwhile please subscribe to automatic email notification of additions to this site by entering your email address at the top of the left sidebar. I visited the event today and had a great time […]

At last the final link is to be completed between the Droitwich Barge Canal leading West from Vines Park (in Droitwich Town)  to the Severn and the Droitwich Junction Canal leading East from Vines Park to Hanbury Junction on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal….

This superb event at village Stoke Bruerne had many attendees – boaters, vintage boats, walkers (like me) and others gathered from the locality. My main interest is to relate this to the superb canal system there. I will later report  on the wonderful atmosphere….

Many thanks to John Sloan for adding a link to this site from his at His “Boating Diary”  is well worth following for tales of his travels on inland waterways. He also diaries his travels abroad. Geoff

On Holiday

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I’m on holiday in Corfu until 20 September, so may not be able to update TheBlog, so……

Rain was forcasted for 11am and 2am so, although I wanted to visit the Kennet & Avon at Bradford (and the town itself), I didn’t expect to take decent photos or find boatrers who were in a sociable mood. Luckily neither scenario happened and the sun shone from a super blue sky punctuated with lovely […]

Falling Sands Bridge

I encountered nb Goldcrest 1 mile south of Kidderminster approaching Falling Sands Bridge from the South and a tricky situation………

I followed nb Moonshadow through the busy canal centre of Banbury……

This was the FIRST one of these to be held, and spanned 19-21 August, and I was hoping for a great day out, but…….