Yearly Archive: 2017

River Nene DVDs

I am pleased to say our River Nene DVDs have just been released. The River Nene DVDs are available in our usual three formats:- Popular – like a television programme showing the highlights of...

Map Updates – Issue 70 – December 2017

I’m pleased to announce the December 2017 updates to my cruising maps are now available. As usual, many of the maps have minor changes this month – those with the most significant changes are:-...

Bradford Canal

The Bradford Canal once ran from the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Shipley to Bradford.  It opened in 1774 and closed in 1922.  There are proposals to re-open it. I have added the Bradford...

Wisbech Canal Maps

The Wisbech Canal once ran between the tidal River Nene at Wisbech and Well Creek at Outwell on the Middle Level Navigations. It was closed in 1926. I have added the Wisbech Canal to...

Map Updates – Issue 68 – November 2017

I’m pleased to announce the November 2017 updates to my cruising maps are now available. As usual, many of the maps have minor changes this month – those with the most significant changes are:-...

Latest Posting Dates for Christmas 2017

Our Cruising Maps (available on CD as well as by download) and our Canal DVDs make great ideas for Christmas Presents, but please remember to order in time. The Post Office publish latest recommended...

Islip Footbridge

The footbridge just below Islip Lock on the River Nene is one of the lowest on the river and its limited headroom presents difficulties for some boaters. This is how the bridge looked heading...

Christmas

As it’s 25th October, just two months until Christmas , I hope you don’t mind me mentioning that word. DVDs make great presents and may be helpful for those planning next year’s holiday, remembering...

Map Updates – Issue 67 – October 2017

I’m pleased to announce the October 2017 updates to my cruising maps are now available. As usual, many of the maps have minor changes this month – those with the most significant changes are:-...

Canal Shop Sale

A double sale opportunity. Neil’s Canal Shop has been the largest outlet for my DVDs for many years.  He sells a great range of canal products from many suppliers. Neil is retiring and closing...

Map Updates – Issue 66 – September 2017

I’m pleased to announce the September 2017 updates to my cruising maps are now available. As usual, many of the maps have minor changes this month – those with the most significant changes are:-...

See us at Fradley Junction

We’ve found a lovely mooring spot at Fradley Junction, just below Junction Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal. We’re opposite the cafe and services and we expect to be here throughout Friday and...

See us at Braunston

We’ve found a lovely spot at Braunston for the Bank Holiday Weekend.  The toll house and marina are close behind us, with the the junction a little way ahead. It’s signed as a 48...

Map Updates – Issue 65 – August 2017

I’m pleased to announce the August 2017 updates to my cruising maps are now available. As usual, many of the maps have minor changes this month – those with the most significant changes are:-...

Map Updates – Issue 64 – July 2017

I’m pleased to announce the July 2017 updates to my cruising maps are now available. As usual, many of the maps have changes this month – those with the most significant changes are:- England &...

Great Ouse Progress

Out travels have continued as we film along the River Great Ouse and its tributaries.  We’re reached the navigable limits of the Relief Channel, the River Wissey, the River Little Ouse and the River...

Great Ouse Bore

There are approximately sixty rivers with tidal bores around the world, with eleven in Great Britain, where the River Severn Bore is probably the best known. The River Great Ouse has a bore, which...

Cruising Down the River Nene – 3

We’ve continued downstream on the River Nene passing many lovely locations along the way. The heatwave slowed us down a little but the blue sky and fluffy white cloud was great for filming. We...

Cruising Down the River Nene – 2

Another stunning day of sunshine saw us cruising down the River Nene to Thrapston. One of our first challenges was the Radial Gate on Ditchford Lock.  This is power operated, like most of the...

Cruising down the River Nene – 1

We heading downstream on the River Nene, filming for a forthcoming DVD and checking the data for our River Nene maps. After a couple of days rest in Northampton to polish the boat and...

Map Updates – Issue 63 – June 2017

I’m pleased to announce the June 2017 updates to my cruising maps are now available. As usual, many of the maps have changes this month – those with the most significant changes are:- England...

Braunston

After waiting for the extremely wet and windy weather to pass at the start of last week we made our way to Braunston where we spent the weekend, using our Roving Trader Licence. Early...

Crick Boat Show 2017 – Friday

We’ve spent a busy day setting up our stand ready for the opening of the Crick Boat Show tomorrow. We’ve transformed a large pile of boxes etc. which we managed to fit into the car,...

Crick Boat Show 2017

The 2017 Crick Boat Show opens on Saturday morning and we’ll be there.  We’ve expanded to our largest ever stand – on a corner near the centre of the main marquee, larger than our...

Map Updates – Issue 62 – May 2017

I’m pleased to announce the May 2017 updates to my cruising maps are now available. As usual, many of the maps have changes this month – those with significant changes are:- England & Wales...

Kennet & Avon Canal DVDs

I am pleased to say our Kennet & Avon Canal DVDs have just been released. The Kennet & Avon Canal DVDs are available in our usual three formats:- Popular – like a television programme showing...

Green Padlock, HTTPS and SSL

That title is quite a mouthful and it sums up a few days’ work. Modern browsers identify secure web pages in various ways such as turning part of the address green, showing a padlock...

Map Updates – Issue 61 – April 2017

I’m pleased to announce the April 2017 updates to my cruising maps are now available. As usual, many of the maps have changes this month – those with significant changes are:- England & Wales...

Wey & Arun Canal – FREE Maps

I’m pleased to announce the release of the next in my series of free canal maps for restoration projects. This covers the Wey & Arun Canal, the River Arun, the River Rother, and the Portsmouth &...

Melton Mowbray Navigation and Oakham Canal – FREE Maps

I’m pleased to announce the latest release in my series of free maps supporting waterway restoration projects. The Melton Mowbray Navigation runs from the junction with the Grand Union Canal’s Leicester Section at Syston,...

Map Updates – Issue 60 – March 2017

Yes, I do mean Issue 60.  That’s more map updates than you’ll get from anywhere else. I’m pleased to announce the March 2017 updates to my cruising maps are now available. Many of the maps...

River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs

I am pleased to say our River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs have just been released. The River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs are available in our usual three formats:- Popular –...

Map Updates – Issue 59 – February 2017

I’m pleased to announce the February 2017 updates to my cruising maps are now available. Many of the maps have changes this month – those with significant changes are:- England & Wales Canal Map Daventry...

Map Updates – January 2017 – Issue 58

I’m pleased to announce the January 2017 updates to my cruising maps are now available. I’ve imported new OS background maps this month, so all the maps have been re-issued. A few have no...

Lawton Locks

Having recovered from a very busy Crick Boat Show where we met lots of lovely customers, we were ready to set off for our summer cruise this morning.  We’ve travelled a long distance if...