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

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...

PEEKYS BLINDERS 2016-1
Carol: Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

Sunday the 28th October will see the Overwater Marina engineering team paddling for pounds as they attempt a charity row from the Marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back. Peeky's Blinders, named in honour of workshop manager Simon Peek, have decided to re-launch their raft 'Broke n down' to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute with this sponsored event...

Peeky's Blinders
Carol: Wed 26 Sep 1:21pm

Possibly the smallest narrowboat on the network has recently become available for sale!'Broke n Down' was hand-crafted by the engineers from Overwater Narrowboat Services to take part in this year's raft race at the RNLI festival; which took place alongside the Autumn Boatshare4u Boat show. This narrowboat marvel, and winner of the best-dressed category, was hand-painted and...