Monthly Archives: April 2013

A trip to London

Last weekend we put the boat in a marina and headed down to London to go to a birthday party.  We had the whole of Friday night and Saturday day time to play with and managed to fill every spare … Continue reading

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…and locking down the other side

Going down towards Sowerby Bridge on the Rochdale is a completely different experience to the urbanised climb out of Manchester. The scenery is so much more beautiful… …and the towns you pass through are much more attractive. The route through the … Continue reading

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Locking up the Rochdale Canal

We had a brilliant stay in Manchester in the New Islington Basin but were a touch nervous about heading off up the ‘Rochdale 18’ through suburbs that have a bad reputation for theft and vandalism. You have to book your passage … Continue reading

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Dirty Old Town? Not now it ain’t.

A recent visit to Salford Quays showed us, that, at least around the docks area, Salford certainly isn’t the same Dirty Old Town that Ewan McCall wrote the song about in the late 1940s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wj7xZf8xm8 It’s all sparkly new buildings reflected … Continue reading

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Heading for Manchester

On April Fools’ Day we toiled our way down the Marple locks with Peter and Meagan on nb Moonlight Shadow. No photos I’m afraid on account of the fact that it was bloody hard work and there just wasn’t time. … Continue reading

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