A busman's holiday

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It's been a few days since my last post — partly because we sneaked away for a weekend with the children before things get really busy. We had a lovely time even if it was something of a busman's holiday — we ended up looking round another marina and then took the children to meet Santa on a canal boat trip. The children were enthralled but I couldn't help noticing the look on Isabelle's face as we started to "talk canals" and Santa turned out to be a font of all knowledge on the history of the Cotswold Canals.

On site at the end of last week we were still undertaking our stilling test and it became very foggy. So much so when I was strolling around the site later on Friday I was rather alarmed to see what I thought might be a canal "boggot" stumbling towards me......out of the mists the creature came, a shapeless form of ectoplasm......then as it drew closer I realised it was just my project manager Mark, looking a bit pale after a nasty bout of man flu and grumbling about wet clay....

Further reading

The Audlem Lass
Janet: Thu 21 Mar

The Audlem Lass will be back in the water from 30th March 2019. This wonderful little service, run by volunteers, offers a short boat trip from the marina to the bottom of the Audlem Flight (and back). The service operates every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday until the end of October. You can also charter the boat for private use during the week, subject to crew availability. Call Joe...

wheelybus_o
Sam: Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm

Look what's arrived. The Overwater Wheelybus has, after some phenomenal fundraising, been handed over to us today. Now we can transport wheelchair users, and those with mobility issues, for trips on our wheelchair friendly Wheelyboat and to appointments...

Raft Padddle 1
Janet: Mon 29 Oct

We are very proud to say they made it! — our engineering team from Overwater Marina, lead by Simon Peek, workshop manager have recently been paddling for pounds as they completed a mammoth 10 mile paddle from the marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The team nicknamed "Peeky's Blinders" were in their bespoke mini...

Marina News

The Audlem Lass
Audlem Lass back in the water
Thu 21 Mar
wheelybus_o
The Wheelybus has arrived!
Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm
Raft Padddle 1
3 Men in a Boat raise over £700
Mon 29 Oct
PEEKYS BLINDERS 2016-1
Three men in a boat.
Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

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