I’ve bought another boat!! Not a traditional steel narrowboat this time but something very cheap and cheerful, just to bob about in at weekends and on short trips.
I was delighted to be invited to spend a day aboard a wonderfully quirky canal and river cruiser boat by Samantha Rigley whose adventures I follow on Instagram. Join us, in this video!
My ‘canal wife’ Lorna and I continue our voyage down the Thames in a former Norfolk Broads hire boat, in this episode going from Reading to Windsor where the trip ended.
A long-standing viewer offered me and my “canal wife” (aka good friend) Lorna the use of his boat on the upper River Thames for a few days – thanks Ed! – which we were delighted to accept. This is the first of two videos of that trip.
Part 3 of my trip through London (including going along the Regent’s Canal and down to the Thames Flood Barrier) this episode sees a convoy of up to 34 boats heading up the River Thames, under Tower Bridge and along to Teddington.
This is Part 2 of the cruise I was invited on by the St Pancras Cruising Club. We went out onto the River Thames and east towards and through the Thames Flood Barrier, in a convoy of 16 narrowboats.
The Regent’s Canal runs through much of the middle of London and is a surprisingly peaceful oasis of calm amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. And yes, there is a shark! I joined the St Pancras Cruising Club who’d arrange for a huge convoy of boats to travel along the canal, assembling at Limehouse Basin by the end of the day.
Every year, the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society hosts the 24-hour BCN Challenge with the aim to cover as much of the 100-mile BCN as possible. This is my account of being a passenger on the 2023 Challenge.
In order to film the boats featured in my last video, we took them out for a cruise. It was raining. Here is the footage from that gentle trip along the canal.
If you’re a fan of boating on YouTube you surely must know Nikki and Jason Wynn, ex-RVers turned global sailors. Now having a brand new boat built, they decided to take a little time out to visit Britain and have a go at narrowboating. So I sorted them a 10-day trip on the Llangollen Canal.