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Well what a fabulous October we've had — the last time I remember an October as mild as this was when we were building the marina. It was so dry that the engineers were complaining that they were having to wet the clay. Sadly it didn't last, and we ended up with one of the wettest Novembers and one of the coldest Decembers — so let's hope it's not a sign of things to come! As I write this I'm sat looking out of my office window at a boat carefully manoeuvring onto the fuel bay. The sun is shining but the sky is a very ominous dark bluey grey and I can see the clouds moving very quickly. On the grass in front of the office is a little moorhen running back and to. They are the most delightful little creatures to watch — always with a purpose but generally giving the impression they're completely bonkers! A week or two ago one of our moorers also spotted a great crested grebe and took the most fabulous photo. At home the kids have settled back into school life which seems to involve an awful lot of driving around to pick up from hockey matches and shooting clubs, and daughter No 2 amused us greatly when she came home the other week announcing that she wouldn't be back for a couple of nights as she was going to stay at a friend's house — her response to questions like, what's her surname (shrug of shoulders), where do they live (raise of the eyebrows and shrug of the shoulders), what's their telephone number (slight amused look and further shrug of shoulders) and do the parents know you've been invited (even more of an amused look) gave us some concern, but at the eleventh hour she pulled it out of the bag , with a surname, postcode AND telephone number! The last thing I've been doing this month is thinking about our Christmas opening hours — I won't burden you with them yet — we have banned all mention of the "C" word until the 1st December.

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Overwater Marina Cheshire January 2018
Janet: Thu 01 Feb

You'd normally expect January to be a pretty quiet time of year for a marina, but not for us! Where can I start? Well first we headed off to the London Boat Show to pick up the Runner Up prize in the Marina of the Year Awards in a very hotly contested Inland category. I can't believe we've now been in the top two for fours years in a row. This year the boat show sported a new five...

spanner
Janet: Thu 18 Jan 1:19pm

Marine Engineer WantedTo join our small, friendly and expanding workshop team at our busy narrowboat marina on the Shropshire Union. This is a full time position, although part time hours may be considered for the right applicant and we can offer good pay and working conditions. Must have experience of engine maintenance and diesel heaters. Boat joinery and plumbing experience an advantage...

London Boat Show 2018
Janet: Thu 18 Jan

We are pleased to announce that Overwater was awarded Runner Up in the 2018 TYHA Marina of the Year Awards. The Inland category is a very competitive one so we are delighted with this result, not least as it is our 4th year in the top two! Janet and Angus Maughan recently attended the London Boat Show for the award presentation. Huge thanks must go to everyone who voted for...

Marina News

Overwater Marina Cheshire January 2018
Busy, busy, busy
Thu 01 Feb
spanner
Marine Engineer Vacancy
Thu 18 Jan 1:19pm
London Boat Show 2018
Marina of the Year Awards 2018
Thu 18 Jan
christmas, xmas, santa
Christmas Opening Hours
Tue 19 Dec 12:40pm

Janet's Blog

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Ho ho ho
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Cheshire Chicks Dressage team at Quest Regionals 2017
Flying off to the nationals!
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What a view
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Grebe
Goose rescue
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