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Overwater Marina Cheshire January 2018

Well what a month of lovely weather! Our grass may be going brown and poor old Angus is tearing what's left of his hair out over what to feed the cattle but I just can't possibly moan about the weather. It's been a bit of a challenge getting enough water to the horses and the ground is too hot to do much work with them but I've still managed to go to a riding camp and the girls have been to both showjumping and dressage qualifiers on grass. At the marina it's been lovely to see everyone sat outside enjoying the glorious evenings. In the office we have a little moorhen who visits us around 5pm every day and sometimes even wanders in through the front doors. While it's so dry we're trying hard to use water sparingly and I can't help but feel a little sad when I still see people washing off cars and boats using drinking water — it's at a time like this when it should make you realise just how precious clean drinking water — definitely not something to be wasted. We've been been bringing spring water in from the farm to keep the new hedges and trees alive. The grass will re-grow, cars and boats will survive being washed in canal water, or staying a little dirty, and hopefully we'll all have enough safe, clean drinking water to go around. That said I'm sure this weather won't last for ever and we'll be back to the very British task of moaning about the rain!

Further reading

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...

RNLI Festival 2018
Janet: Thu 30 Aug 2:10pm

Don't forget to join us for an evening of FREE entertainment on Saturday 8th September. The evening starts at 6pm with an interesting and amusing talk on the history of the RNLI from Peter Robinson, a retired Lifeboat Coxwain. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Funky Choir and our headline act — the fabulous Geoff Rey. The RNLI bar and BBQ will be open from 6pm and there will...

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