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A busy week or two at the moment — spring feels like it's sprung and we've been busy sowing wildflower seeds on the island, as well as tidying up the french drains so we can start mowing the grass again, without remodelling the mower blades everytime the gardener drives near the edge! I had a lovely morning on Saturday. The Audlem Lass returned to the marina so I pulled the few strings I have as the boss and talked the crew into taking me on a cruise around the island to take some photos. I would like to say it was a very serious expedition, but as many of you will probably guess, we just don't take life that seriously around here and it wasn't long before I got told off by the skipper for rocking the boat! The journey culminated with the suggestion that I re-enact the famous scene from Titanic (that's the bit where the heroine stands on the very bow of the boat — not the bit where they all drown!) Anyway needless to say I bravely had a go, much to the amusement of many of our moorers who were actually more convinced I might end up doing the drowning bit after all....

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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...