January already!

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The Big Switch On

Can it really, already be half way through January??? It seems such a cliché to say how fast time's going but I suppose if you think about it logically time really does get (relatively) shorter the older you get! That said the thing I like most about the winter time at the marina is that it does all slow down and we have more time to get through jobs and think about how we can improve things. In the office David is keen to tidy up — what I think he really means is that the pile of paper on my desk needs to be reduced from a mountain to something more akin to a molehill. I claim that I genuinely do know what and where everything is but I'm not sure I'd like to put it to the test!
Looking out of the window I'm currently watching the Audlem Lass gang pulling the boat out of the water — she's going into storage for the rest of the winter and will be lovingly cleaned and painted ready for the new season to start at Easter. She's late leaving the water this year — she was moored up between the locks after delivering Father Christmas to the wharf's crowds of excited children at Audlem's Big Switch On. And what a great switch on it was — it was sponsored by the Marina this year so we were given the task of pressing the big red button to switch the Christmas tree lights on in the middle of the village — I actually thought the children would be too old to get as excited as I was — but I was wrong — they were even more excited and we had a magical night, rounded off perfectly with a festive drink in The Lord Combermere. But enough about Christmas, which is now a distant memory. It's now time to wish you all a very happy New Year, new cruising routes, new boats, and new friends (I'm sure that could be that could be considered to be health, wealth and happiness all rolled into one!)

Further reading

Janet: Thu 07 Feb

Marine Engineer Wanted — to join our small, friendly and expanding workshop team. Must have experience of engine maintenance and diesel heaters. Boat joinery and plumbing experience an advantage, although other skills would also be considered. This is a full time position with good pay and working conditions. Please apply in writing to Janet Maughan, Overwater Marina, Coole Lane, Newhall...

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

Engineer Vacancy
Thu 07 Feb
The Wheelybus has arrived!
Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm
Raft Padddle 1
3 Men in a Boat raise over £700
Mon 29 Oct
Three men in a boat.
Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

Janet's Blog

The Big Switch On
January already!
Tue 15 Jan
The bridge in the Snow
It's that time of year again!
Sat 01 Dec
Peeky's Blinders
Festival Fatigue
Mon 01 Oct
Anna Shooting
A busy August
Sat 01 Sep