Halfie: Steaming from Stone

2015-7-11 · Steaming from Stone We set off in the sunshine this morning and headed up to Stone. On the way we passed steam narrowboat Radnor. Lovely smell as it went past! The sky behind looks rather dark - that was where we were heading. We had a few drops of …

Boatlife: Cruising Aboard NB Valerie: June 2012

2012-6-30 · The Stones are entertaining me with "Waiting For a Friend." This is one of three stations I listened to back in Pullman, Washington. The others were NPR (National Public Radio) and Martini in the Morning which broadcasts 50''s and 60''s Rat Pack music out of California. A nod of thanks to Rita and Scooby Talbot (NB Festina Lente) for inspiring ...

Boatlife: Cruising Aboard NB Valerie: Cruising to Chester

2018-5-24 · After Tilestone lock we came to Beeston stone lock and moored up at the top for a couple of days. Angela had to work (she drove the car to Beeston lock earlier) so we chilled for a day or two--then I checked the weather and saw rain and wind coming our way on Saturday, April 14th when we had planned to continue on down to Chester.

South Wales Evening Post

2021-8-23 · 30 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2021 @WalesOnline POPE Leonard George Peacefully on Saturday 7th August 2021 at Singleton Hospital Len, loving husband of the late Lillian, devoted father of Jonathan and grandpa to both Annie and Ben. Len will be greatly missed by all his family and many friends.

Narrowboat Armadillo: Wolverley and a legless knight.

2021-5-11 · Wolverley and a legless knight. After an entertaining visit yesterday from Aged Aunt and Nunkie, better known as Mo and Ding, impenetrable family nicknames, don''t worry, this morning we set off up the Staffs. & Worcs. At Falling Sands Lock there appeared to be some trouble with one of the top paddles. Being well used to the normal "BW Aware ...

Boatlife: Cruising Aboard NB Valerie: 2018

2018-12-12 · A look at the brand new cutlass bearing and waterless stern gland installed in January 2018. Close up of the Vetus 33 HP engine. NB Valerie has a freshly cleaned and painted engine bay and brand new aluminium checker plate engine bay cover--easy to lift and is brilliant at keeping water out. The engine bay is always dry.

Narrow Boat Albert: September 2014

2014-9-4 · The crew of NB Blue Roan kindly booked us in for dinner since it was Friday night. We enjoyed a convivial evening of curry, cider, real ale and fish and chips (not each I hasten to add) with the crew of Blue Roan (Alistair and Sue). Outside the Black Lion. …

NB Beefur

2016-11-25 · Cruising started on October the 3rd. Off we go, leaving The Fron ! ... had to de-ice the water tap first. While we were waiting, a boat came past us - horah! Turns out they were heading to Stone and ''had to get there as they were booked in for blacking'' Fantastic! We''ll follow you then! ... NB Bendigedig.

Slippery When Wet: The UK''s Top 10 Navigable Aqueducts ...

2011-9-4 · Though British engineers were familiar with stone aqueducts dating back more than 1,500 years to Roman Britain, ... NB Bendigedig) The 145 meter (475 ft) Edstone Aqueduct is the longest aqueduct in England. ... Cruising the Llangollen Canal over …

Percy: Evening cruising, tappets and all change at Fradley

2018-8-21 · Evening cruising, tappets and all change at Fradley. Unlike some we don''t have set cruising times. Some are moored up into the holes left by other boaters by 11 am having run for 2-3 hours, got hot water and charged their batteries. This is the optimum cruising for best moorings and best charging regime - possibly.

Granny Buttons: Does my butty look big in this?

2010-1-3 · When some people buy a boat, often the first thing they''ll do is pair it up with a new blog. So it is with Sarah Hale, who''s already been writing intelligently for the last three years or so from the perspective of her existing boat Warrior.. Recently she bought an original 1937 GUCC Woolwich motor narrowboat called Chertsey.. And in the spirit of a New Year Resolution, she''s closed down her ...

Granny Buttons: Great Haywood to Stone

2004-5-9 · Great Haywood to Stone is a straightforward half-day trip, stretched out to a full day thanks to the necessary but time-dilating car shuffle - and an unnecesary but irresistible Sunday luncheon in a Staffordshire canalside pub was one of those days whose moments are full of unnoticed but long-remembered splendour.

Granny Buttons: My MP, They Work For You, and continuous ...

2010-1-8 · My local MP, Mark Todd, spoke in Parliament yesterday on the subject of ''fuel poverty'' for mobile home dwellers.. It was all the excuse I needed to write to him about the problems continuously cruising boaters have when trapped in ice: . I live on a canal …

Daily Post Wales West

2021-8-28 · No: 52,476 Saturday, August 28, 2021 Shock as car ploughs into family''s kitchen: P5 WEST NORTH WALES'' BEST READ NEWSPAPER £1.40 Pedestrian injured in ''zebra crossing incident'' See P5 £3 Off £10 SPend aT cLinTOn''S cardS See SaTurday eXTra why big wheel opened day early See P4 7-day TV guide & weekend PuLLOuTS inSide 14 infecTed in …

Narrowboat Briar Rose: Ortomarine trials

2021-5-30 · Stone Bottom Lock (1) Stourport (2) Stourton Top Lock (1) Stowe Hill (1) Swarkestone (2) ... Bendigedig. My Blog Has Been Plagiarised 2 years ago Rock''n''Roll. ROCK ''N''ROLL FOR SALE 2 years ago ... Cruising the South Oxford Canal 4 years ago Autumn Myst. New Owners - …

Waterlily: AArgghh missed it

2010-3-13 · AArgghh missed it !! One of our favorite cruising routes is between our moorings at Fradley and Stone. Indeed Stone is still one of the places along with Alrewas, Willington and Burston we would like to retire to. Andrew on Ganny Buttons has not quite retired to Willington but he sings the villages praises here and I can see why.

Western Mail

2021-8-7 · The site is wellequipped for beach campers, with toilets, showers and a modern cafe bar that serves huge Welsh breakfasts. Book at Coppet Hall Lodge, Saundersfoot This sleeps six and is right on the Pembrokeshire Frondirion, Tresaith, Ceredigion Fully renovated in 2016, Frondirion is a stone''s throw from Tresaith''s ...

Boatlife: Cruising Aboard NB Valerie: September 2012

2012-9-30 · Stone is a small town in Staffordshire on the Trent and Mersey canal. The picture shows almost the whole of the pedestrianised high street with perhaps a 100yards behind me. Just here in this one street there are 7 charity shops, U.S. readers know them as thrift shops. They are at least a good supply of books so I`m not complaining.

Narrowboat Armadillo: Some thoughts on bridges, boating ...

2021-5-11 · Milford Bridge on the Staffs. and Worcs. a supremely elegant turnover bridge, bet you couldn''t find a brickie nowadays who could build it. We then came across a B.W. team spot dredging the bridge holes when lo! if you look under the bridge, some idiot decided to come through the bridge from the other direction.

Western Mail

2021-8-23 · DELIVERY: We normally despatch within 7 days, but please allow up to 14-28 days delivery. Monday, August 23, 2021 Classified Advertising Western Mail 39 JONES Pamela Pamela Jones née Davies of Llanrumney, Cardiff. Much loved mum to Kim, Bill, Frank and Kay.

Granny Buttons goes through Standedge Tunnel

2004-6-16 · Standedge Tunnel stands out as one of the most extraordinary experiences of my cruising around England. Few of us forget our first tunnel, but it''s seen-one-seen-all as far as most canal tunnels are concerned. Not so Standedge. It has great variety of appearance in its 3 miles, and there''s drama and human interaction in passing through it, too.

Nb Tilly May: Peak Forest, Bugsworth and Pat Phoenix

2015-6-22 · The Peak Forest Canal Company was dissolved in 1883, and the complex was closed c1927 by the LNER; the site remaining abandoned until 1968 when the IWPS began their ambitious restoration project. Tilly May at Bugsworth Basin. Bugsworth Basin. Extensive robbing of stone had destroyed the former buildings and upper wall coursings, but the ...

Wide Beam

2021-8-6 · Married to lovely hubby George since 1969 and having 2 children Sharon and Mark and 6 fast growing grand children, we''d been continuously cruising on narrowboat Rock ''n'' Roll since April 2008. We''ve now set out on another adventure on our wide beam boat Still Rockin'' built in Droitwich and launched at Braunston in July 2014 so we ...

Daily Post Wales West

2021-8-21 · No: 52,470 Saturday, August 21, 2021 WEST NORTH WALES'' BEST READ NEWSPAPER £1.40 Rescuers'' disbelief as women try to climb SEE Snowdon in stilettos P4 Asthmatic ordered out of shop for not wearing face mask SEE P7 10 HOSPITAL COVID OUTBREAK DEATHS: HEALTH BOARD SLAMMED P8 HOLIDAY PARK TRAGEDY: Air ambulance and police at …

Granny Buttons: Cruising log

2008-9-15 · Granny went from Berkhamsted to Cassiobury (near Watford) over the weekend (Canalplan route here - 11 1/2 miles, 25 locks) and is now above Cassiobridge Lock veterate walker Pete Collins (on his blog Pete''s Walks) walked most of that route on Saturday, from Hemel Hempstead to Cassiobury and back, about eight miles.. His reasoning for walking the canals will please British Waterways, as it''s ...

Boatlife: Cruising Aboard NB Valerie: London Town

2017-1-10 · Cruising beneath one of London''s iconic bridges, past the columns which hold it up! The dome of St. Peter''s Cathedral. The building known as "The Walkie Talkie" looms in the background above the graceful Golden Georgian architecture of Old Billingsgate Fish Market, now a spectacular events space. HMS Belfast.

Halfie: Logs and good curry in Stone

2021-4-26 · Logs and good curry in Stone ... Bendigedig. My Blog Has Been Plagiarised - I have just found the total contents of my blog has been copied using everything on the site other than my bloglist. It has a different . ... cruising, doing up, and fin... 8 years ago Pickles no. 2.

Granny Buttons: 14 November 2005

2005-11-7 · On Saturday evenings I love Radio 4''s Loose Ends.Tonight a guest on the show was a judge from the reality entrepreneurial TV show Dragon''s Den.And he described Dominic Killinger of Square Mile International (one of the contestants) as having a great idea for wi-fi access in marinas.. Sure it''s an idea with huge potential and could go far, but I''d be wary of investing my money in Square Mile ...

nb Ferndale

2017-6-14 · Back to the Usual - Cruising and Work Thursday 8 th June to Saturday 10 th June 2017 After a restful night back in our own bed, it was back to usual – the week away with Sara and Mitch was wonderful, but we were back to the reality – back on the boat; back to cruising; back to travelling – such a tough life – back to coffee in bed for ...

Narrow Boat Albert: March 2015

2015-3-31 · Like last year we are spending six months in Stone planning to do some more cruising along the Macclesfield, Peak Forest and Trent & Mersey canals. ... This is an early canal cruising book; published in 1921 and featuring cruises along the Ellesmere and Oxford Canals just before the First World War. ... NB Bendigedig.

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