Steve Morton

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Panasonic announces Leica-branded 8-18mm f/2.8-4 zoom for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Panasonic has whisked up the spanking new Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH wide angle zoom for Micro Four Thirds shooters.<p>Serving up a …

Cameras

VW emissions scandal: Volkswagen hits back at claims it misled the UK public

Volkswagen UK boss Paul Willis has rebuked the suggestion that he has misled government ministers over how much the company is willing to contribute …

Fuel Efficiency

Cold wind, lovely sunshine

<b>Tuesday 18th April; Stoke Bruerne to Linford lakes</b><p>We woke to brilliant sunshine and a couple of early risers making for Blisworth tunnel. We left at …

Aqua Incognita 1: The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

Having passed Fazeley Junction more times that I care to remember, this time we finally turned off onto the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.<p>Jim had just …

Out of the Way on the Wey - River Wey and Godalming Navigations

Aiming to avoid the anticipated crowds on the River Thames over the Easter weekend, we headed down the River Wey and Godalming Navigations. Before …

Fishing

Packing

At last we've managed to sneak off to Herbie for a week while nobody at home was looking. Well amost nobody. Of course that Mr Schafernacker on the …

A longer day than planned.

We ran out of fresh fruit and veg a couple of days ago, we need to resupply else face scurvy! (or is it rickets?…). Shopping opportunities are …

Grove Lock to Stoke Bruerne

Trying to catch up with the blog. Yesterday we moved from Grove Lock to Fenny Stratford with a stop at Leighton Buzzard to restock the galley …

Sunday Roast

Stratford on Avon (those French have fancy stanking plank stores)

Having gone down to Luddington on the River Avon at the weekend we came back to Stratford on Monday as we were having guests. We play bridge once a …

Triple parapet bridge

Someone a while ago wondered whether there were any more examples of a turnover bridge with attached roadway besides Bridge 95 on Braunston Puddle …

Blooming bored with painting...

Every visit to the boat this week has felt like 'Ground-hog day' - I get there after work... natter a bit with old Mick/Morag/Mark/Joan/Barry/Ken or …

Keeping it real

I was reading a Times leader article today questioning the necessity or merits of pursuing a life of busyness – Filling every second of the day is …

Quizzes

So how much DOES it cost to live on a narrowboat?

Two years ago I spent many hours writing and researching a page for this site called ‘The costs of living on a narrowboat‘. We’d frequently been …

Gloucester

Lovehearts

Another early start from our mooring at Bollington and Curly is slowly but surely falling out with me , she just doesn’t like early mornings. We are …

Suddenly ...it's boating season!

We have made the most of our time on Lower Lough Erne. For the most part we've had the lough to ourselves. Unbelievable. Even this last few days on …

Time to Cruise

<i>"I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places that this heart of mine embraces, all day through...I'll find you in the morning sun and when the</i> …

Familiar territory, but a good day.

<b>(Boat Flamingo - posted by Alan)</b><p>Motorised River class "Wey", in use on towpath contract by Rothens.<p>We stopped rather short of where we had planned to …

Journey North 10: Soulbury – Berkhamstead

18 miles 28 locks<p>A fairly long day but a thoroughly enjoyable one in the sunshine.<p>We stopped in Leighton Buzzard for the obligatory Tesco/Aldi stop …

We're inviting boaters to take part in licensing consultation workshops | Canal & River Trust

In stage one the independent charity, Involve, which is leading the consultation, interviewed representatives from the main boating organisations to …

Budgeting

Shuffle up and share the space! | Canal & River Trust

Boating on the inland waterways is becoming ever more popular whether it’s for staycation holidays, leisurely weekend breaks or for a life afloat. …

Travel

The Valiant Years – Part 2

In my blog post The Valiant Years I shared my delight at having been contacted by Tony Shearwood, whose mum and dad owned Enceladus in Valiant guise …

Babies

Blisworth tunnel and Stoke Bruerne

<b>Monday 17th April; Nether Heyford to Stoke Bruerne</b><p>We pulled pins before 9.30 and a jolly cold morning it was too. There were far fewer boats on the …

Journey North 9: Fenny Stratford – Soulbury

4 miles 2 locks<p>Just a short hop this evening to find a new mooring for the night after a few days stopped at Fenny so I could work.<p>We visited …

History

Buckby locks

<b>Easter Sunday 16th April; Braunston Tunnel to Nether Heyford</b><p>We woke to the sun shining through the trees. Lovely for Easter morning. But it was cold …

Back in time for lunch (and pub of the trip)

Day 13, Dog and Doublet to Alvecote. 4 hours 20, 6 locks.<p>And we didn't even leave until half past nine! There have been hardly any pubs on this trip, …

Yarn Bombing

With an estimated six hour cruise and a flight of 11 locks in front of us we pulled ropes through rings from our mooring below Bosley locks at 07.50 …

Broken Cross Monday 17 April 2017

Another great meal in The Big Lock, I think this is some of the best pub food I have come across.<p>This morning we pushed off just after 10am. Big Lock …

A sudden chill in the air

<b>A sudden chill in the air</b><p>April 2017<p>Last minute setback are not what one wants at this stage in the game.<p>Life sometimes feels a bit like a game of …

A "life got in the way" day.

<b>(Boat Flamingo - posted by Alan)</b><p>Fortunately by the start of today, we were running with a bit if time in hand before we need to be back at our …

Piccadilly Drained

The Ashton and Rochdale Canals have been drained in the Piccadilly area of Manchester as part of a police investigation. The water was drained from …