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October cuttings

Spring and Autumn are some of the most enjoyable times to be out on the canals.
Lovely sunny, crisp mornings and glorious days with cool evenings to snuggle by a lovely warm fire.
What more could you wish for to let your mind and body recover from modern life.
Now is the perfect time to look out for fungi be aware what maybe under your feet!

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September cuttings

What boating fun we have had this year.
Either we have to little water, with restrictions on lock flights and then we have too much water and the river locks are closed.
As boaters and used to our quirky weather this is something to work with.
Our cruising this year showed some very poor mooring options as the canal banks were falling into the canal and I have written to CRT to request attention to the North Oxford.
If you note poor conditions please do report them, it is the only way that boaters concerns can be heard.

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Cuttings

Having just returned from a week on the North Oxford.
Our friends with teenagers joined us the the day and a first trip on the canals.
Great fun was had even through the rain.
This is a perfect antidote to the electronic world, everyone enjoyed taking the helm and mastered the tiller with success.
What a wonderful activity holiday for bored young adults and less young too.

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June cuttings

Crick this year was very vibrant and with lots of my shares changing hand over the weekend and many more still to be finalised it must be one of the busiest to date.
The weekend was generally warm and bright and lots of the familiar stalls and a few new faces offering anything from footcare (and after a busy day we all need that) to the swankiest boat on the waterways.
Added to that the music and top of the bill was a Dolly Parton tribute, suitably lubricated with good cider or ale and you have a great boating event.

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May cuttings

May has arrived and the lovely warm weather seems to have gone into hiding.
This is a wonderful to time to pick up a bargain share and enable you to enjoy holidays afloat at value for money costs.
Have a look around my website and then ring me to find out what offers are going to be available at Crick.
Most shares will be offered at reduced prices at the show!

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April Cuttings

Spring is certainly offering all seasons at once.
The canals are now starting to see more boats cruising and what a fantastic time to boat.
Flora and fauna are coming to life after the winter and what a wonderful sight to behold with the new pea green shoots to the deafening bird song and the playful lambs in the fields.
Have a taste of a true English Spring and take to the canals.

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Early spring cuttings

With the February summer like weather and now the storms boating is always interesting.
Please remember as from April all boats need to be fitted with a CO2 alarm.
This is a fantastic piece of news and I do hope everyone embraces this to prevent those awful headlines of "Boater dies"

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January Cuttings

The start of another year and it looks to be a very good year for those of us wishing to cruise the waterways of of the UK.
No airport concerns and loss of days of holidays due to delays.
The canals offer one of the few activity site seeing trips with a difference.
Wind back the clock and see England at its best or visit cities and attractions from the comfort of your own travelling home.
Relaxation, exercise and the wonderful outdoors what more can we ask of a holiday?

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Winter cuttings

Ownashare boats are just starting their winter maintenance periods, we are still hosting viewings on the boats and sales are still busy.
Enjoy the peaceful cruising on our almost empty waterways

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September cuttings

Well the cruising is back to dodging the showers and managing the wind!
This year we are just pleased to see some rain to start refilling the reservoirs although it is going to take a lot of water to refill them.
Over the weekend at Overwater marina I have been taking to I.W.A staff and they are almost ready to report back on the survey they have done on canal side services which should be very interesting.
It will probably confirm most of our feelings that the backlog of repairs is all too apparent.
More here later!

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