Colin's back!

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He's in exactly the same spot, on the end of the re-fuelling bay, spending the day doing a bit of fishing, then stretching his wings out to dry them off — not much hope of that in this weather though! It's a really dull, damp day — not raining, but then not quite dry — a real November day and as someone just informed me — only four and a half weeks until Christmas (AGHHHHHH!) I'm feeling in rather a reflective mood at the moment. This time last year I had just walked (well probably best described as" staggered through the mud") down the marina basin, knowing it would be the last chance I had before the water started to go in.

At the time I felt a bit sad — I liked it without the water. That didn't last long — everyday day the water level increased my excitement grew — at the time I thought it couldn't look more fantastic. Of course I was wrong, and horribly naive — a year on and we have a beautiful site with grass instead of mud and an amazing array of boats. I can't believe how full the marina looked this morning when I walked down. I feel immensely proud and incredibly humble at the same time — proud that we've got this far, and humble because I now realise that, despite all the hard work during the construction period, it is the boats and the people which "maketh the marina".

Further reading

Audlem Festival of Transport
Janet: Fri 19 Jul

On Sunday 28th July over 300 vintage cars, vans, trucks and buses will parade from Hankelow to Audlem as part of the 2019 Audlem Festival of Transport. The vehicles will then park on the playing fields. Entry to this fabulous display is FREE. You can also enjoy the gathering of historic boats down on the canal side which takes place on the Saturday and Sunday. The Audlem Lass will be running...

Party on the Park
Janet: Tue 25 Jun 4:19pm

It's back — Party on the Park in Audlem — on Saturday 6th July 2019. This fantastic annual event is set to be the biggest and best yet! Don't miss out — for one night only the playing field in Audlem will be transformed into a concert venue. Bring your picnic, a fantastic line up awaits you...Don't miss — Michael, by Ben. The ultimate tribute to Michael Jackson. With support from...

baked on board
Janet: Tue 25 Jun 4:12pm

Baked on Board — our local Pizza Boat will be at Overwater Marina on the evening of Saturday 27th July 2019 from 5pm onwards. Join us for an evening of pizza and friendly company. Bring your own drinks and glasses. Please call the marina office on 01270 812677 to book a...

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