Full Steam Ahead

We finally made it onto the River Weaver and it didn't disappoint. After never having the time in previous years, the annual Leigh Arms Steam Party at Acton Bridge was the excuse we needed to get us down the Anderton Lift the week prior. Mooring at Dutton Locks for a beautifully peaceful stay, followed by…Read more Full Steam Ahead


I’ll Be There Now in a Minute

Our second boat holiday of the year was a revisit to the beautiful, rural, peaceful Llangollen canal. It was so busy! In the grand scheme of things, it wasn't really that busy but considering that we thought September would be a quieter time, after the school holidays had finished, we were quite wrong. Luckily for…Read more I’ll Be There Now in a Minute


In the last couple of days, it has definitely been there. Something in the air, a slight dampness in the cooling of the day, water clinging to the cold metal above the water line. Brown leaf curls mixed with the green and a misty haze across the surface of the canal at the start of…Read more Hygge

Tug Services

We have been moored along the Trent & Mersey where it runs close to the River Weaver for a couple of weeks, which has afforded us some beautiful walks and bike rides looping the river and canal. Last weekend I was treated to both the Northwich Regatta and the visiting 1903 steam Tug, The Daniel…Read more Tug Services

Holiday Highlights

I'm resisting the temptation to blog about our recent travels as a chronological timeline of travelling, first we went here, then we went there. To be honest, without looking through the photos I probably couldn't remember anyway. Instead I thought I would think about those moments that really stood out, not necessarily because of anything…Read more Holiday Highlights

Holiday Diary

Did I mention we are on HOLIDAY? After the fantastic Lymm Festival of Transport we travelled for a couple of hours with our cruising companion nb Effingham to moor in Moore overnight. Next morning we headed south through the three tunnels via Anderton where we parted company and onto Middlewich. Our plan is the Four…Read more Holiday Diary