Gone cruising!

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The title says it all! After a day spent with "Overwater On Tour" — a group of our moorers heading up the Llangollen for a spring cruise, I'm hooked! I've always loved boats — as a child we spent all our holidays sailing off the North Wales Coast, even venturing as far as the Isle of Man and Scotland. For me there's something wonderful about being on the water — it is just so relaxing and calming and all those other things which sound so corny when you try to describe them.

Anyway enough of the fluffy stuff about boating and onto the hard core action — you won't be able to miss our moorers on their Spring tour — they're all wearing bright yellow tee-shirts with "Overwater On Tour — 2011" on the back. At one point as we cruised along, all you could see in the distance was a sea of yellow tee-shirts and at every lock it was lovely to see the "yellows" helping each other out (and anyone else in their path come to think of it!) I finally got the chance to get my hands on the tiller and was delighted to find that the principles are just the same, with the one exception that in a GRP yacht, when the pontoon is coming up a bit too fast you can just stick the throttle in reverse and come astern quite quickly — not so with 10 ton of steel and a small prop!! Having sucessfully navigated my first bridge and a lock I was forced to hand over the tiller to Isabelle who was an amazingly good skipper for a 10 year old until the point where she got a bit distracted by the really cute donkey in the field on the left ........CRASH!

Further reading

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...

quiz night
Carol: Sun 14 Apr 11:41am

Join us on Saturday 11th May, at 7.30pm, for our monthly quiz night.At only £2 ahead, which includes sandwiches and snacks, this is a great social event; just bring your own drinks and glasses. Bring a team, or join one, and try and topple the current champions, the 'Bluebells'.If you would like to join us, please pop your name on the list in the office, or call us on 01270...

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