Two months to go

You may be trying to ignore the forthcoming event, but doing so won’t change the fact that Christmas is now just two months away.

Christmas Presents

Maps (on disc in the orange boxes) and DVDs (in the red and blue boxes) are easy to wrap – then post or hand over to happy recipients.

If family or friends ask what you would like for Christmas then just email them a link to the appropriate page on my website – unless you really want another pair of socks.

England & Wales Cruising Maps.

The England & Wales Cruising Maps are very popular and, as they cover all the connected waterways, they avoid having to decide in advance where you are going to cruise next year.

The DVDs are great for armchair boating when the weather is bad, for showing family and friends where you have been, or checking out the routes for next year’s holiday.

Whatever you choose, please don’t forget the latest ordering dates for Christmas to ensure the gifts arrive in time.

Map Updates – Issue 80 – October 2018

Yes, this really is the 80th monthly update for my maps.

All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you can keep them up to date too.

Extract from River Nene Map showing Thrapston.

There are many maps with updates this month, with these maps having the most significant changes:-

You can update your map to the latest version – cost price for the next six issues after purchase, then a discounted charge after that.  You can also upgrade to a larger map.  Just email paul@waterwayroutes.co.uk with details of your existing maps for a no obligation quote.

Latest Ordering Dates for Christmas 2018

Christmas Present

Our Cruising Maps (available on CD as well as by download) and our Waterway DVDs make great ideas for Christmas presents, but please remember to order in time.

The Post Office publish latest recommended posting dates for Christmas and you need to order from us by these dates for 2018 so we can post them in time:

Latest Ordering Date
December 2018
Country
Wednesday 19thUK
Monday 17thBelgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
Sunday 16thAustria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Friday 14thFinland, Sweden
Thursday 13thCanada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and USA
Sunday 9thGreece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand
Friday 7thCaribbean, Central and South America
Thursday 6thCyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Monday 3rdRest of World

If you order from us after these dates we will still post the order promptly, but it is unlikely to arrive in time for Christmas. The earlier you order, the more certain you can be of arrival in time for Christmas.

Map Updates – Issue 79 – September 2018

Extract from Trent & Mersey Canal Map showing Middlewich Junction

I’m pleased to announce the September 2018 updates to my cruising maps are now available.

There are many maps with updates, with these maps having the most significant changes:-

You can update your map to the latest version – cost price for the next six issues after purchase, then a discounted charge after that.  You can also upgrade to a larger map.  Just email paul@waterwayroutes.co.uk with details of your existing maps for a no obligation quote.

Map Updates – Issue 78 – August 2018

Extract from Leeds & Liverpool Canal Map

I’m pleased to announce the August 2018 updates to my cruising maps are now available.

Once again there are many maps with updates.  These maps have the most significant updates:-

You can update your map to the latest version – cost price for the next six issues after purchase, then a small charge after that. You can also upgrade to a larger map. Just email paul@waterwayroutes.co.uk with details of your existing maps for a no obligation quote.

Leeds (and Liverpool?)

We’ve been cruising around the Yorkshire waterways to check the map data is up to date, especially those waterways without towpaths which I can’t cycle to check that way.

Now we’re moored in the Basin at Leeds ready to start filming the Leeds and Liverpool Canal tomorrow (Monday) if the forecast rain keeps away long enough, otherwise on Tuesday which has forecast sunshine.

Waterway Routes moored in Leeds Basin.

Severe restrictions on lock opening times to save water during the prolonged dry spell mean we will have to be careful with our timings.  We need to make sure we reach the junction at Wigan within two weeks before the canal is closed completely.

Then we’ll need to pause somewhere while we wait for the collapsed culvert to be repaired on the way into Liverpool.  I just hope that’s completed on time as we can’t wait too long before heading south to meet other commitments.

We’re aiming to take two days to reach the top of Bingley Five Rise and complete the many staircase locks out of Leeds – that’s by Tuesday evening (or Wednesday evening if the rain delays our departure).

Please give a big wave if you see us – you might appear in the next Leeds & Liverpool DVD.

Map Updates – Issue 77 – July 2018

Extract from River Ouse and Tributaries Map

I’m pleased to announce the July 2018 updates to my cruising maps are now available.

There are lots of updates this month, and those maps with the most significant updates are:-

You can update your map to the latest version – cost price for the next six issues after purchase, then a small charge after that. You can also upgrade to a larger map. Just email paul@waterwayroutes.co.uk with details of your existing maps for a no obligation quote.

Trading at Fradley Junction

We’ve completed the first leg of our cruise and we’re now moored on the visitor moorings just below Fradley Junction.

Trading at Fradley Junction, below Junction Lock
Trading at Fradley Junction, opposite the cafe and welcome station

We’ll be here for the rest of today (Friday) and all day Saturday so please say hello if you are nearby.

We’ll be leaving after breakfast on Sunday, heading for the River Trent and the Yorkshire waterways to check the map data.

Leaving Sherborne Wharf

We’re leaving our home mooring at Sherborne Wharf for our summer cruise (not permanently). We’ll be back here around the end of August.

Waterway Routes moored at Sherborne Wharf on the Oozells Street Loop of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN)

Tomorrow (Tuesday) we’re heading for Wolverhampton, hopefully reaching the bottom of the 21 lock flight by late afternoon.

We’re heading for Yorkshire, initially via Great Haywood Junction then Fradley Junction where we hope to be trading on Friday and Saturday.  Please come and see us if you are nearby.

Map Updates – Issue 76 – June 2018

Extract from Leeds & Liverpool Canal Map

I’m pleased to announce the June 2018 updates to my cruising maps are now available.

Having been busy with the Crick Boat Show there aren’t as many updates this month as normal.  There are many maps with very minor changes but those with the most updates are:-

You can update your map to the latest version – cost price for the next six issues after purchase, then a small charge after that. You can also upgrade to a larger map. Just email paul@waterwayroutes.co.uk with details of your existing maps for a no obligation quote.