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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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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...

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