I am pleased to say monthly updates for my maps for November 2018 are now available.
All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you can keep them up to date too.
All the maps have updates this month as Ordnance Survey (OS) have just released a new background map so that has updates even if there are no updates to the waterways. I had just prepared issue 81 of my maps when the OS released the update so I prepared a new set of updated maps with the new OS background maps as issue 82 which explains the jump in issue number from 80 to 82 between October and November.
The maps with the most significant changes to the waterway information are:-
Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Rest 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.
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.
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.