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Lots of things have been happening over the last week or so at the marina, which is the only good excuse I have for not providing an update on the blog sooner. There seem to be more and more boats appearing daily and I love the vibrancy this is creating on the site. My favourite time of day is when I walk or cycle down from the farm in the morning and stop at the top of the bridge to admire the view (and, if truth be told, to get my breath back — because lets face it, it's quite steep to pedal up, and I only have short legs!) Which brings me on to a recent discussion I had with Phil the Fence (our fencing contractor).

Phil happened to mention that he quite enjoyed going out on his bike to get fit and I found myself announcing that I also liked cycling and in fact I rather fancied cycling Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast route — at which point I found myself agreeing that we would go for it at the end of the summer next year with whoever else we could talk into having a go and to make it worthwhile would do it for charity. It sounded like a good idea at the time until I purchased the official guide book and realised that crossing the Lake District by bike involves an awful lot of slopes far steeper than our canal bridge! This leaves me with only two options, number one is try to get out of it as gracefully as possible, and number two — start cycling up the canal bridge, and as many others I can find, a lot faster and a lot more often — what a choice — so what can I say — other than — anyone know any more canal bridges round here???

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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