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Two exciting things have happened this week. The first was that I took last sunday off to go on a funride on my horse Rupert, with Isabelle riding Seamus. The last time I did something as foolish as riding 10 miles across country at speed was about 8 years ago, so I was was feeling just a tad nervous. Quite rightly so given that my nice, safe, sensible horse turned into a slightly deranged, bucky, rearing type at the first sight of all the other entrants — not a good start to the ride, but off we set with gritted teeth (mine not his!) After about 3 miles things were calming down and by mile five he was so tired we were back to normal with Isabelle whizzing past at full gallop shouting "come on mum — go faster!!" By mile nine Rupert was practically on his knees and I was buzzing! We even tackled a couple of very small jumps. Only snag is that for the last five days or so I feel like I've been walking like John Wayne!!!

At the Marina we have had a really exciting day hosting a wildlife recordathon event which is part of the Cheshire Count Me In programme. We've had a day of wildlife walks with botanists and ecologists and loads of bugs and beasties to look at in the marquee by the facilities building. Isabelle and Anna were particularly taken with the stuffed animals........although finally conceded that a cow might just be a bit too big for the taxidermist to cope with...

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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...

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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...

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Overwater Marina Cheshire January 2018
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Thu 01 Feb
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Marine Engineer Vacancy
Thu 18 Jan 1:19pm
London Boat Show 2018
Marina of the Year Awards 2018
Thu 18 Jan
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