Loads of things to report

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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

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...