The first ducklings

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Great news! I spotted some of the first ducklings on the way home this week — there are nine of them on the old railway cutting right next to the marina and also three more on the marina itself. It seems such a late season this year — this time last year spring had sprung quite some time ago but this year the cold wet weather seems to be holding everything back. Angus is chomping at the bit to do his silaging but everywhere is just too wet — he's wandering around muttering "just three dry days...just three dry days...." I'm seriously considering our options including (non) rain dances, offerings to the gods and ritual sacrifices (OK well maybe not that last one) to improve his mood. On the boat front, despite the cold wet weather, we've been really busy and the choice of remaining moorings is getting pretty slim. It's also lovely to see so many boats moving around and now the Coffee Lounge is open every day except Mondays there's a real buzz about the place. Even better news is that on Wednesday Anna had her plaster removed and the specialist has declared her fit and well — the bone has healed really well despite being quite a bad break. She's on crutches for at least another week but can start to put some weight on it — a big relief all round!

Further reading

Middlewich Branch Breach
Janet: Fri 30 Mar

Please be aware that there has been a breach of the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal between Lock 2 Stanthorne Lock and Lock 1 Wardle Lock. A stoppage is currently in place and is expected to remain so for some...

High Sheriff Awards 2018
Janet: Fri 30 Mar

We are delighted to announce that Overwater has been presented with the award for Family Business Excellence by the High Sheriff of Chester at the recent Enterprise Awards for 2017/18. Angus Maughan and David Johnson attended the award ceremony at Chester Race Course to receive the...

The Audlem Lass
Janet: Mon 05 Mar 12:43pm

The Audlem Lass Boat Service returns to Overwater from Good Friday, 30th March 2018. Operating every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday until the end of October the service provides a wonderful way to take a trip to the village of Audlem. The service is run by a fantastic group of volunteers who are always looking out for new members. If you like messing about on the water and would love to...

Marina News

Middlewich Branch Breach
Emergency Stoppage
Fri 30 Mar
High Sheriff Awards 2018
Family Business Award
Fri 30 Mar
The Audlem Lass
The Audlem Lass Returns!
Mon 05 Mar 12:43pm
The-last-run
The Last Run - Day Star Theatre
Mon 05 Mar 12:37pm

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