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Our esteemed editor thinks we’re too easily hung up on the waterways in London - he’d much rather a peaceful walk along the Lancaster
Inside the issue:
Boat test of Eleshanne by Knights Narrowboats
Steve Haywood says farewell to life aboard, for now
Making sure there’s nothing wrong with your boat’s weed hatches
A new Me & My Boats
Cruise guide of the Forth & Clyde
- 1 Second-hand canal boats for sale
- 2 10 pubs on the River Wey Navigation
- 3 Boat test: 'Whitsuntide No2' hybrid 52ft canal boat by Trinity Boats
- 4 ‘Let boaters sleep aboard’ says CRT chief
- 5 Boat test: Mothership Marine’s solar-powered semi-trad
- 6 Cruise Guide | Grand Union Canal, Part 1 | Birmingham to Napton
- 7 Boat test: “Oyster Catcher” the permanent house boat
- 8 Ask the experts: My narrowboat is damp and stained
- 9 CRT licence fees up but widebeams pay more
- 10 YouTubers are first to complete IWA Silver Propeller Challenge
Rambling along the River Kennet
And much more!
Editor Nick Wall says:
Let’s be honest, the Canal & River Trust isn’t known for always getting everything right. Nice people though many of them are, mistakes and ill judgements happen and part of our job is to point out these little faux pas when they occur. But sometimes they really surprise us.
No we’re not about to reveal some great clanger (actually, I’m trying hard to think of one since the Great Square Lock Bollard Fiasco, and that was as BW). Far from it. The work that’s been done on the London Moorings Survey is excellent and thorough. We needed to understand what is really happening in London and now we have a clearer idea.
Under the current circumstances (and not to be adopted more widely) the move to pre-booked moorings is a good idea and should make life easier for those who wish to visit the capital and explore its waterways.
That said, it’s easy to get hung up on the city and its over-crowding problems, so here’s a thought for 2017.
A short while back, I was wandering along the Lancaster Canal, lost in thought and thoroughly enjoying its peace and solitude. London or Lancaster? I know which I prefer.